Re: Why are intepreters so slow today

Stefan Monnier (
20 Apr 1994 04:46:01 +0200

In article <>, John Nagle <> wrote:
> As I said, I could live with a 10x slowdown. But 1000x slowdowns
> indicate something is very wrong, like doing a storage allocation for every
> floating point operation.

#define NITPICK

storage allocation can be and often is much less than 1000
instructions. 10 would be more like it for a copying collector. So the
1000x must come from somewhere else !

#undef NITPICK



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