Posted by matijs 02/03/2013 at 16h42
Yesterday, I read Alex Gaynor’s slides on dynamic language speed. It’s an interesting argument, but I’m not totally convinced.
At a high level, the argument is as follows, it seems:
- For a comparable algorithm, Ruby et al. do much more work behind the scenes than ‘fast’ languages such as C.
- In particular, they do a lot of memory allocation.
- Therefore, we should add tools to those languages that allow us to do memory allocation more efficiently.