Bill Kelly wrote:
> But yes, it's harder to make a language like Ruby, which is highly
> dynamic at runtime, fast like C++ and Java, which are primarily
> statically compiled.  The Smalltalk folks have reportedly done pretty
> well though, so there exists the possiblilty that Ruby may get
> substantially faster in the future.  YARV is already making some
> headway.

My question is what does 1.9 exactly do with its "Inline (Method) 
cache"[1]?  Is there room for more improvement with a better JIT 
compiler?  How much would this help scripts?
Thanks!
-R
[1] http://www.atdot.net/yarv/rc2006_sasada_yarv_on_rails.pdf
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