What is with Ruby being slow?

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM, Jan E. <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Dude, does it really matter if one variant is some microseconds faster
> than the other? Ruby is so slow by itself that this kind of
> nanobenchmarking is just insane.
>
> If you want speed, use C (or even assembler). Ruby is the completely
> wrong language for this.
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