On Aug 28, 2007, at 2:18 PM, Lloyd Linklater wrote:

> Java's speed comes largely from its pre-compiling.  It was quite  
> slow in
> the early days.  Is Ruby likely to get such a boon in the foreseeable
> future?  That would certainly be something that pointy haired managers
> could boldly hold forth in meetings for consideration.

http://blog.grayproductions.net/articles/the_ruby_vm_episode_v

James Edward Gray II