Eric Mahurin wrote:
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> Compare that to ruby - from about 0.25% to 10% of C (language
> shootout).

Which language shootout?

On these Ruby can be 100x slower than C (and is never shown faster than
C).

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=ruby&lang2=icc&sort=fullcpu

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/old/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=ruby&lang2=icc&sort=fullcpu