On Oct 27, 2009, at 15:13 , Bill Kelly wrote:

> Wow!  That Fibonacci example onhttp://kenai.com/projects/duby/pages/DubySamples
> is really neat, especially the return value inferencing.
> I would love it if ruby had something baked-in to the language that  
> was
> so unobtrusive, so much like writing regular ruby, but which could  
> compile to fast static code.

You do NOT need static code for it to be fast. See smalltalk, self,  
and many many other examples.

Ruby's method dispatch is pathologically slow.