On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 08:19:24 +0900, Lennon Day-Reynolds
<rcoder / gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> To be honest, some of the numbers seem highly suspect to me. For
> example, on my P4/Fedora Core 1 box at least, the Sieve of
> Eratosthenes example runs 20-30% *faster* in Ruby than it does in
> Python, while his dataset shows is taking almost twice as long.

Are you using psyco?  As has been mentioned, it looks as if the python
stuff has been done using that.