Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> 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.

Yes indeed!