Ville Mattila wrote:
> 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...

Just for the record, Python is compiled to bytecode... (I think Perl is 
too, but I wouldn't bet my favorite keyboard on this...)

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bruno desthuilliers
ruby -e "print 'onurb / xiludom.gro'.split('@').collect{|p| 
p.split('.').collect{|w| w.reverse}.join('.')}.join('@')"
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