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
However, at this time, I am still a “lurker” to Ruby. All though a lurker
with high hopes.
From: Ruby Baby [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 3:13 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: speed benchmarks comparing Ruby to Py/Perl/PHP/etc?
If you run a search on google for The Great Programming
Language Shootout it
shows performance graphs between a number of languages in a
number of categories
including tight loops, number crunching, etc.
How funny :
Perl, Python, Ruby all next to eachother - same results:
(though this was 3 years ago)