Dear sir, I would like to share a benchmark I did. The computer used was a 2160MHz Intel Core Duo w/ 2000MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM running MAC OS 10.5.6 and a lots of software running (a typical developer workstation). Python benchmark: HAMBURGUESA:benchmark sam$ echo 1+1 > bench.py HAMBURGUESA:benchmark sam$ time python bench.py real 0m0.064s user 0m0.049s sys 0m0.013s Ruby benchmark: HAMBURGUESA:benchmark sam$ echo 1+1 > bench.rb HAMBURGUESA:benchmark sam$ time ruby bench.rb real 0m0.006s user 0m0.003s sys 0m0.003s Can you believe it? Ruby is 10 times faster than Python. On a side note, when I subscribed to the Python mailing list, it took less than 200ms before I got the confirmation email. For the Ruby mailing list, it took over 9000ms! Which is 4500% less performant! Sam Ettessoc p.s. I have no affiliation with ruby or python devloppement team.
on 2009-03-12 22:07