||Replacing AppleScript with Ruby|
Response to: Performance?
Performance varies a bit depending on what you're doing. For example, commands that move a lot of complex data between the application and Ruby tend to be a bit slower, since the conversions are largely done by Ruby code whereas AppleScript is pure C. My own feeling is you can probably expect appscript code to run maybe 30-90% as fast as the equivalent AppleScript code, which in real-world use seems to be "fast enough". Also, Ruby is far, far better at regular programming tasks than AppleScript is, so pretty much everything else needs less code and runs faster than it would in AppleScript, more than balancing things out.
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