[Seaside] Jtalk, a Smalltalk for web developers

Pavel Krivanek squeak3 at continentalbrno.cz
Sun Mar 20 15:18:48 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 March 2011 11:43, Pavel Krivanek <squeak3 at continentalbrno.cz> wrote:
>> I supposed it has potential to be the fastest Smalltalk implementation
>> however classical tinyBenchmark results are not good. :-)
> Fastest?? Without dedicated VM support.. Noo.. that's impossible.

V8 is now about 5-10 times slower than C while VisualWorks is about 20
times slower than C so if the translation to plain JavaScript will be
efficient enough, it has very interesting potential.

Of course Jtalk will not be complete Smalltalk implementation, it will
not probably have such capabilities like continuations, resumeable
exceptions, weak references, good debugger etc. But it is the next
reason why it may be very fast.

-- Pavel

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