Austin Ziegler wrote:
> On 8/8/06, Isaac Gouy <igouy / yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Browse the Language Shootout
>
> Better yet, don't. The language shootout is only slightly more useful
> than "the end of the Internet" site. Maybe. Throwing darts in a
> dartboard and picking out results based on that is certainly more
> reliable than the language shootout, because of the completely
> dishonest way in which the shootout presents itself and selects
> algorithmic representations.
>
> The only benchmark worth measuring is your own application.
>
> -austin
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Austin, I knew I could rely on you!

The OP seems surprised by the order of magnitude differences between
Ruby and C performance - if he looked at regex-dna on the Computer
Language Shootout he might be surprised that the Ruby program is
relatively fast.

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4sandbox/benchmark.php?test=regexdna&lang=all