On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Curt Hibbs wrote:

> While its unreasonable to think that Ruby could perform comparable to C, I
> think its definitely worth the effort to increase Ruby performance up to
> some practical limit. We all benefit from a faster Ruby.
> 
> Each notch up the performance scale means that less code needs to be written
> in C and more can be written in Ruby. This is a good thing. As Ruby
> performance improves, it becomes usable in more application areas and by
> more people (like those who don't know C). This, also, is a good thing.
> 
Thanks for expressing things so clearly. I also see it like this. And
except for speed its nice to be able to put together a single binary in
some situations.

/Robert