Hi,
I did the test too both using jdk1.4 and the ruby 1.6.3 as distributed by
the pragmatic programmers
this is again on a P2 450mhz 256mo but using win2K
I measured the time using ruby Time.times and the currentTimeMillis() from
java.lang.System
I get:
     ruby  utime=3.665, stime=0.02, cutime=0.0, cstime=0.0
    java   1703 ms,
Also I redid the same tests but with 100000 iteration instead of 10000 and
got some coherent results:
    ruby  utime=36.662, stime=0.05, cutime=0.0, cstime=0.0
    java 15072
>
> I was using a PII 450 with 256 MB running Windows 98.
>
> >Java runtime: 14.794s (Sun's JDK 1.3 w/ Hotspot)
> >Java runtime: 15.070s (IBM's JDK 1.3)
> >Ruby runtime:  4.707s (Ruby 1.3)
>
Benoit