Bennett, Patrick wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Hal Fulton [mailto:hal9000 / hypermetrics.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 2:02 PM
>>To: ruby-talk ML
>>Subject: Re: [ANN] Tycho - A PIM under development
>>
>>I've looked at freemind, but not in great detail. My first impression
>>is that it is a little complex in terms of UI (and I've heard it's
>>slow, though I don't know).
> 
> 
> And why would something in Ruby be faster than Freemind (which I believe
> is in Java) ?  I love Ruby, but well, it *is* pretty slow.

Agreed. There's no intrinsic reason a Ruby program should be faster.

It's not a matter of language, but of features, algorithms, and
data structures. In this case, I'm particularly hoping that a simpler
UI and/or feature set will make a faster program.

Hal