Robert Klemme wrote:
> On 01/05/2010 12:37 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
> 
>> Yeah.  I love Ruby, but I'm getting a bit annoyed by the fact that it's 
>> so much slower than Python...
> 
> The question is: does it matter for most practical purposes - and: do
> you want to sacrifice a clean and simple program and the fun of creating
> it for a few cycles of CPU time?  I wouldn't - especially since 1.9 is
> so much faster than 1.8 was.  My 0.02EUR.

Why does everybody say that CPUs are fast nowadays and that "it dosn't 
mattar that language XYZ is slow"?

It does matter: web applications. If your applications can't serve all 
the visitors, then you're going to lose your customer or you'll have to 
learn some other language with better performance.
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