stringCompare performance

Dan Ingalls DanI at
Wed May 6 17:48:47 UTC 1998

Juan -

>I've looked at the performance data at
>and it is very strange to see that Squeak has performance that is two
>orders of magnitude worse than all the other systems for stringCompare.

F.Y.I., version 2.0 (beta this Friday, final two weeks later) has a primitive in it for string compare.  It is compiled from Squeak, and it accepts a third argument which specifies the collation order.  Thus the same primitive serves for case-sensitive as well as case-insensitive comparisons.  It should certainly improve the stringCompare statistic.

	- Dan

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