"Mark Probert" <probertm / nortelnetworks.com> wrote in message
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What are You measuring Ruby's speed for?
Are You serious intending use of Ruby for such tasks as processing images in
real time?
I see Ruby being a perfect language to build sophisticated programs of
simple but quick blocks of native code.