On Jun 10, 2005, at 1:02 PM, Austin Ziegler wrote:
>
> I personally think that most of the shootout items are bogus in just
> about every way. Don't get me wrong -- I'm not at all suggesting that
> Ruby couldn't be faster. I'm just saying that benchmarks, like
> statistics, are lies.
>
> -austin
> --  
> Austin Ziegler * halostatue / gmail.com
>                * Alternate: austin / halostatue.ca
>
>

The most succinct way that I've heard it put is that there are "lies,  
damn lies, and benchmarks".

Trey Campbell
treycampbell / mac.com