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On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
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> Moreover, his comments about Java at the end of the page shows how
> unbiased he is. This "benchmark" does not seem to be made to really
> evaluate different languages, but to lambast Java. (As Lua handles
> strings similarly to Java, it was caught in the crossfire.)

right, the comment son Java and Perl are quite telling.

what i found interesting is that Python performed so well, since the
code is similar.  I guess that somewhere in the many megabytes of
special-cases in the language core there's something that manages to
optimize bad code.