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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuel Touzery [mailto:emmanuel.touzery / wanadoo.fr]
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 7:42 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: speed benchmarks comparing Ruby to Py/Perl/PHP/etc?
> 
> 
> George Gambill wrote:
> 
> >Several months ago I attended a Ruby presentation at a local 
> PLUG (Phoenix
> >Linux Users Group) InstallFest.
> >
> >The presenter commented that Ruby (when finished) can be 
> converted (my
> >words) to C.  I suppose compiling from the C code would 
> pickup some of the
> >performance lost.
> >
> >However, at this time, I am still a "lurker" to Ruby.  All 
> though a lurker
> >with high hopes.
> >  
> >
> You misunderstood, he probably meant that you can rewrite the 
> speed-critical parts of the application in C while keeping 
> the rest of 
> the program in ruby. but otherwise there is no ruby->C 
> converter around 
> (that I know about).
> 
> emmanuel
> 
> 
>