Speed benchmarks comparing Ruby to Py/Perl/PHP/etc?

(George Gambill) #1



-----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).