Smalltalk and Java

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Fri Nov 9 23:13:27 UTC 2007

Patrick Georgi wrote:
> Andreas Raab schrieb:
>> Interesting. To me, it would be surprising, simply because all I've seen
>> in that direction like Jython, or Dan's Squeak-on-Java had significantly
>> worse performance compared when run on top of the JVM compared to their
>> "native" interpreter.
> That might be because both python and squeak require more flexible
> method dispatch than java provides (and the JVM supports)

Indeed, that was my impression.

> Executive Summary: .NET's VM might be a more performant environment for
> dynamic languages than JVM

Yes, I understand the same. And I wish it were different...

   - Andreas

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