On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:25:04PM +0900, Richard Conroy wrote:
> Bringing the debate back on topic,
> http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/09/12.html
> 
> Joel revisits his claims in his original article, particularly
> the Ruby-is-slow claim.

My knee-jerk reactions on first reading:

  1. He doesn't understand duck typing very damned well.
  
  2. His performance figures are ridiculous.

  3. He still seems incapable of understanding that it's sometimes a
  good idea to use libraries written in a language other than the
  project's core language.

  4. He sure is hung up on benchmarks.
  
  5. He backpedals very quickly in the last paragraph on his original
  suggestion that Ruby is almost universally unsuitable for production
  development.

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