Re: Why are intepreters so slow today

Chris Winemiller (
Sat, 16 Apr 1994 22:55:46 GMT

In article <> (Chris Winemiller) writes:
>The C version, running in a DOS window under Windows 3.1, executed in
>about 4 seconds. The Smalltalk code ran in 14 seconds. That's a factor
>of between 1/3 and 1/4 the speed of the C version---Certainly within
>your criterion of 1/10.

<sigh> Sorry to quote myself, but I just noticed the stupidity of my
phrasing above. I _should_ have said: "The Smalltalk code ran between 3
and 4 times as slow as the C version---certainly within your criterion
of no worse than 10 times as slow as the C version."


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