Squeak for I/O and Memory Intensive tasks (was Re: Squeak practical
bparsia at email.unc.edu
Mon Jan 28 19:01:00 UTC 2002
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Yoel Jacobsen wrote:
> Well, my practical usage always involves very large data sources that I
> need to process flexibly and quickly.
> Yes, the subject should be rephrased: 'Squeak for I/O and memory
> intensive tasks?'
It still remains to know more about specific cases. I'd certain hesitate
to use Squeak, with my current skillset, for a huge read a line at a
time style task (though, many people would hesitate at Python for that,
at least before rather recent uses).
But I hardly *ever* do such a thing *anyway*, so I'm not *really* the one
to ask :)
Some things to watch out for:
fullgcs (Scott's stuff can help here)
building very large Collections
I guess too many incr gcs :)
using heavyweight objects when lightweight ones will do
(I.e., some times you really wan
writes to Transcript for keeping track of progress
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