William Morgan <wmorgan-ruby-talk / masanjin.net> wrote:
> Excerpts from seekingleverage / gmail.com's mail of 25 Sep 2005 (CDT):
>> Obviously, from an elegent code standpoint, Ruby is probably more
>> manageable and in general a better all round experience.
>> 
>> What I'm curious about though, is the execution speed of compiled
>> Ruby code vs Java running on the virtual machine.
> 
> Java will probably be faster. But programming Java is known by the
> State of California to rot your brain.

Thanks!  Now I have it officially...

> Probably the best idea for this type of thing is to write a base
> Freenet library in C (if one doesn't exist already!), and do the
> higher-level behavior in Ruby. As long as you're smart about how you
> divide things, you can have the best of both worlds: the speed of C
> and the maintainability of Ruby.

And C doesn't rot your brain?  C'mon...

    robert (doing Java for a living - and Ruby for fun)