On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Ruby Baby wrote:

> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 13:20:58 +0900
> From: Ruby Baby <ruby / hitmedia.com>
> Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
> Subject: speed benchmarks comparing Ruby to Py/Perl/PHP/etc?
> 
> I know Ruby wasn't created to make a fast-running language.
> 
> But I just realized I've never seen any Ruby benchmarks, comparing
> it to other languages under heavy load or speed.
> 
> Anyone seen some?
> 
> I ask for a real reason becuase it's under consideration to 
> replace PHP with Ruby on a high-traffic website I work with.

we have done that.  however, we also use fastcgi.  using fastcgi should give
you around one to two orders of magnitude speedup (according to seige).  when
this is done the speed of the actual lang is completely insignificant.

-a
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