Smalltalk and Java

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at
Sun Nov 11 19:03:12 UTC 2007

>> In the case of Athena this is not true (yet) since there is no  
>> JIT. But it would not be surprising if a smalltalk program  
>> compiled for a JVM has a better performance than the same program  
>> on the standard squeak VM.
> 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.
> However, I would be *extremely* interested in having a data point  
> to the opposite.

me too because I have the same fear as you :)
And we should push dan to release Squeak on Java.

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