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--- On Fri, 5/20/11, Tim Mensch <> wrote:

> From: Tim Mensch <>
> Subject: Re: LuaJIT missing from language shootout benchmarking site
> To: "Lua mailing list" <>
> Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 12:03 PM
> On 5/19/2011 12:43 PM, Isaac Gouy
> wrote:
> > It's unfortunate not to notice that those "Which
> programming languages
> > are fastest?" pages, say again-and-again that isn't
> the question being
> > answered.
> I can't get to the site at all right now 

Everything at has been down for at least 6 hours. 

> You're lying to yourself if you think that a disclaimer means
> that people won't use the benchmark to determine which languages 
> are fastest. 

After 5 or 6 years tracking people's comments about the benchmarks game, I've probably seen more than my share of misreading, misuse, and general foolishness :-)

otoh I see fewer sweeping generalizations based on 5 line fib programs than in the good olde days.

> And by deciding to exclude LuaJIT, you're deceiving the next 
> generation of developers into thinking that Lua isn't a contender

In case you haven't noticed the Lua language is shown.

Your reasoning should apply to the many other language implementations that are not shown - unless your reasoning is just special pleading.