In article <811f2f1c040617163272c240a9 / mail.gmail.com>,
Michael Campbell  <michael.campbell / gmail.com> wrote:
>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.
>

Isn't psycho kind of a special varient of Python?  Is it fair to compare 
psycho Python in the language shootout (they should probalby use the more 
widely used PythonC).

Phil