[Newbies] Speed

John Worden worden.john at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 22:07:12 UTC 2009

So are you saying that my example is slow because of the time taken to
process the text data files in Squeak? (I was using 3.10)

Not that it matters in this case but how would I work around this if it were
a real application that needed to handle data in this way?


2009/11/15 Herbert König <herbertkoenig at gmx.net>

> John,
> JW> I will email you the file and the data files its reading. If
> thanks.
> JW> there is something of interest to others you can then post up the
> JW> part matters.
> I used TimeProfileBrowser (as Subbu suggested) and Squeak 3.8.2
> (supporting UTF8) in comparison to Squeak 3.6 (which is pre Cuis).
> As Bert suggested, in more recent Squeaks a lot of time is spent in
> UTF8 decoding. My figures are 9300ms (3.8) vs. 480ms (3.6).
> In 3.6 significant time is spent in displaying the results on the
> Transcript. If I comment out that line in getLogFiles I'm down to
> 312ms.
> Which again shows the value of profiling before optimizing :-))
> For unknown reasons in Cuis FileDirectory>>fileNames returns an empty
> Array so I can't try there.
> Cheers,
> Herbert
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