Hi,

In message "Re: question on bottleneck of ruby"
    on Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:24:02 +0900, "Francis Cianfrocca" <garbagecat10 / gmail.com> writes:

|Bottom line: using Ruby will always be characterized by a tradeoff between
|performance and programmer productivity. This is not a criticism of Ruby in
|any way, shape or form! Productivity is a fundamental engineering value, and
|time-to-market is a fundamental quality dimension. Ruby therefore has, and
|will continue to have, a unique value proposition.

Thank you for kind words.  I have been sick of slowness claims based
on Shootout.

Regarding Shootout, Ruby 1.9 runs as fast as (or even faster than)
Python or Perl.  Praise should go to Koichi, the YARV originator.

							matz.