stringCompare performance

Markus Kohler markus_kohler at
Wed May 6 13:02:30 UTC 1998

Juan Cires Martinez wrote:
> 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.
> Any idea why?

I guess the stringCompare is implemented as a primitve in the other 
As far as I can remember this is the case in Visualworks. 

Since I don't have yet any Smalltalk on my new system yet I cannot 
check how is it done in Squeak. 


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