On 2/23/2010 11:07 AM, Miles Smith wrote:
> So what your saying is that the VM is part of Ruby? I think your analogy would be better stated that a speed comparison between a Nissan Cube and a Nissan GT-R is invalid because they were driven on different tracks for the time trials.
>
> In that case, IT would be valid.
>   
Yes, the YARV VM _is_ an intrinsic part of Ruby 1.9, just as the JVM
_is_ an intrinsic part of Java.

Thus the original analogy stands, and it makes perfect sense to compare
MRI Ruby 1.8 results with
Ruby 1.9 results using YARV because one of the key improvements in 1.9
is the usage of YARV.