E S <eero.saynatkari / kolumbus.fi> writes:

>> 
>> So it's not fair to compare Ruby's runtime against Mono or .Net.
>
> I think it's fair and most prudent to compare programs written in
> Ruby to programs written in Whatever both for performance and their
> respective capabilities.
>
> When examining the fastest methods to get from place A to place B,
> you wouldn't disqualify someone for using a car because it's 'unfair'
> to those whose solutions include walking?

    No, you can choose whatever is most suitable for your needs. I just say
    that you shouldn't be surprised that interpreted language cannot compete
    with bytecode language. It's meanigfull to complaint that ruby is slower
    than python or perl... Good expample about this is the recent CSV thread.
 
 - Ville