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Ore Richard Muyiwa

@lud , what do you mean by "in most benchmarks, Ruby is faster"?? From the same link, I counted 3 (ruby) against 7 (python). Python kinds of win that competition.

And "in most benchmarks, PHP is faster"?? I counted 0 (ruby) against 10 (php). That looks like in all benchmarks

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Ludovic Sforza • Edited on

Hi! I am not @lud but @lud :) (this is strange though)

edit: Oh. Looks like it is not possible to tag someone with a capital letter in its name. There is definitely a bug or a design problem here.

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@mcfriend99 "some" in terms of formal logic can include "all". During statistics and formal logic lectures I got that drill, to never say "100%" or "all", but always "most"/"some"/"more than 99%" etc (I am a mathematician, plus English is not my first language, I learned all that logic stuff in German). For a discrete number of objects, that terminology might not necessary, but I just got used to it.

Also, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll notice that this website uses the most recent version of each language, so possibly Ruby was faster in "at least 1" of the specs at the time that I've checked it (it now uses PHP 8, which was not yet released when I wrote my comment).

But honestly, I don't care about if one language wins in 3 out of 5 or 2 out of 7 of whatever. They are all just some isolated benchmarks, which might not reflect reality perfectly. You can write horribly slow code in any language :D

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Lud • Edited on

@lud :D @swiknaba should tag me, which is my username. Set up an issue ;)
But I am pretty envious, that you got a/"my" three letter username :P

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Ludovic Sforza

So it seems that even your username is shown in lowercase in my comment, it tagged you (and not me) successfuly.

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decentralizuj profile image

About ruby benchmark, ruby 3 shows to be 3 times faster compared to 2.7.*. My scripts for Linux administration in ruby 3 are way better. Ruby solved performance issues very well, and I am pretty sure it will keep going better. I know few languages, but I am only happy when writing ruby code :)