1.9 compiles and runs great on PCLinuxOS on my Toshiba Satelite

laptop: P4 1Gb

On cursory benchmarks, 1.9 is 2 ~ 8 times faster than 1.8.6 p111 on

some simple tests.

In the process I noticed the 1.9 fib.rb file in the /benchmarks/other-

lang directory is incorrect,

though fib.rb is correct under the /samples directory in 1.8.6 p111

fib.rb – 1.9.0 incorrect fib(0)=1, should be fib(0)=0

def fib n

if n < 3

1

else

fib(n-1) + fib(n-2)

end

end

fib.rb – 1.8.6 p111 correct for fib(0…n)

def fib n

if n < 2

n

else

fib(n-1) + fib(n-2)

end

end

I see this error time and time again, though I continue to try to

stamp it out.

If the routine claims to produce the fibonacci numbers, produce ALL

the correct ones.

See about fibonacci series/numbers here;