I took a quick look at many of the performance tests at
http://www.bagley.org/~doug/shootout/. You’re right, Ruby is not 30 times
slower than Perl, but it seems to take about twice as long as Perl in most
of the tests. Some aren’t quite that bad, but many are much worse than twice
as long. Python appears to be much closer to the performance of Perl than
From: ccos [mailto:email@example.com]
i’m not a perl user.
i have no agenda.
somebody on another list i’m on just
made something of a sweeping statement.
that ruby is slow.
thirty times slower than perl.
there is discussion on that list
about whether to use ruby for a certain project
which is very timing sensitive.
just curious what any of you might have to
say about the aforementioned comparison.
Ruby has a slightly slower startup time, but actual execution
speed is about
the same in my experience. It is NOT 30 times slower than
Perl. For a
benchmark comparison of Ruby & Perl (among many others), see
Computer Language Shootout”:
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