Is Ruby 1.9 going to be faster than CPython?

Nicola Larosa (tekNico) nicola.larosa at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 11:06:02 CET 2007


Holy Shmoly, Ruby 1.9 smokes Python away!
http://antoniocangiano.com/2007/11/28/holy-shmoly-ruby-19-smokes-python-away/

The post is less flaming than the title, fortunately. :-)

--
Nicola Larosa - http://www.tekNico.net/

If you have multiple CPUs and you want to use them all, fork off as
many
processes as you have CPUs. [...] If you really want "true" multi-
threading
for Python, use Jython or IronPython; the JVM and the CLR do support
multi-CPU threads. Of course, be prepared for deadlocks, live-locks,
race
conditions, and all the other nuisances that come with multi-threaded
code.
 -- Guido van Rossum, July 2007



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