Bradley Kite wrote:

>Those idioms are around 21 seconds each in Ruby.
>
>In perl, its 11 seconds to do this:
>
>for (0..94967295)
>{
>
>}
>
>The question is not so much about the run-time of a particular action,
>but (in a web-based environment, for example) its more to do with
>the number of concurrent users you can have without having to buy
>more hardware.
>  
>

This is much faster in Perl, too:

my $num = 2 ** 65;

my $i = 0;
while ($i < 94967295)
{
    $num += 1;
    $i += 1;
}

 From this benchmark alone, you can see, that Perl is superior to Ruby 
in every thinkable way.

-- 
Florian Frank