Ruby's Present and Future
Subject:   Speed
Date:   2003-12-21 11:55:03
From:   anonymous2
Ruby needs to be faster. I know it is great to program with (from what I have read) but speed wise seriously lags behind Perl and Python. The Windows port is not up to functionality with either of the two "P" scripting languages.
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  • Speed
    2003-12-23 17:07:02  anonymous2 [View]

    you're right about speed, but I'm not sure about features on windows.
    IO on win sucked with 1.6 but with 1.8 it works fine.
    More, Ruby has access to win32api, easy COM/OLE control, WSH via ActiveRuby, interesting stuff like win32utils (eventlog,service,clipboard), vruby (native windows gui), Delphi bindings..

    But, if you just tried it on windows and didn't liked it please exlain, If there is a itch maybe we should scratch it :)

  • Speed
    2003-12-21 12:24:36  MikeStok [View]

    Is there a particular application which you need speeding up? Several people who have made this type of comment haven't timed a "real" application - Jim Freeze's powerpoint presentation has some interesting slides (11, 12, and 13) where Ruby was faster than perl on a real task.

    I'm not saying that RUby shouldn't be made speedier or better on Windows, just that I'd like to be pragmatic about it.