Lionel Bouton wrote:
> JRuby is still on my watch list (ruby-gettext is now pure Ruby so one of 
> my main obstacle to using it in production was recently removed) but I'm 
> not sure it is quite here yet (aborting the first program I try with it 
> with a NullException is not encouraging).

I did not get any NPE on JRuby trunk. It's possible something was fixed 
since then that was causing it. If you can reproduce it, please send it 
to me and it will be fixed very quickly.

My numbers were not as fast as I would have expected, so some of these 
benchmarks are hitting slower areas in JRuby. They will also be fixed:

~/NetBeansProjects/jruby/157 $ jruby -J-server 157_benchmark.rb
              user     system      total        real
FRANK   10.661000   0.000000  10.661000 ( 10.661000)
JUSTIN   4.761000   0.000000   4.761000 (  4.761000)
LIONEL   2.025000   0.000000   2.025000 (  2.025000)
DOUG     3.065000   0.000000   3.065000 (  3.065000)
PHILIPP  1.910000   0.000000   1.910000 (  1.910000)
BILL     0.328000   0.000000   0.328000 (  0.328000)
~/NetBeansProjects/jruby/157 $ ruby 157_benchmark.rb
              user     system      total        real
FRANK   19.320000   0.120000  19.440000 ( 20.015972)
JUSTIN   5.170000   0.010000   5.180000 (  5.225455)
LIONEL   0.420000   0.000000   0.420000 (  0.417798)
DOUG     3.280000   0.030000   3.310000 (  3.571585)
PHILIPP  1.650000   0.010000   1.660000 (  1.688573)
BILL     0.240000   0.000000   0.240000 (  0.250238)

- Charlie