Hi,

At Thu, 3 Apr 2003 07:35:25 +0900,
Brian Candler wrote:
> $ wc /usr/share/dict/words 
>   235881  235881 2493066 /usr/share/dict/words

I suspect it is related to GC, note that Java is also slower
than Python in [ruby-talk:68500], and Greg uses more huge data
as test input.  Both of Ruby and Java uses mark&sweep whereas
Python does reference count, and the latter might have advantage
in this case, many small objects are created and disposed soon.

-- 
Nobu Nakada