Nathan Ahmed wrote in post #1072547:
> What is with Ruby being slow?

Compared to a native program written in a low level language like C, 
Ruby is extremely slow.

That's because it was never meant to be fast. Ruby was written to be 
human-friendly, not machine-friendly. So simplicity and conciseness are 
more important than saving CPU cycles.

I find it sad that people keep fumbling with senseless benchmarks rather 
than make their code *clear*. Your question should have been "Which one 
is easier to read?", not "Which one is faster?".

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