functions and code; 2) heap-allocated objects and data; 3) events and
handlers. We find that the benchmarks are not representative of many
real websites and that conclusions reached from measuring the
benchmarks may be misleading.
Specific examples of such misleading conclusions include the
following: that web applications have many loops, that non-string
objects in web applications are extremely short-lived, and that web
applications handle few events."
Totally agree. Despite how cool the micro benchmarks are, the RBS
benchmarks which have most accurately reflected real world performance
are the rails and rdoc ones [which show 1.9 at 2x the speed of 1.8,
jruby somewhere between].
is interesting, as well.
iirc even on microbenchmarks there seemed more difference between
1.8.6 and 1.9 than between 1.8.7 and 1.9 ?
For me on doze 1.8.7 was a tidge slower than 1.8.6.
I'd imagine they're pretty close with 1.8.7 a tidge faster in linux.