[squeak-dev] Interesting survey about smalltalk

Michael Haupt mhaupt at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 13:00:42 UTC 2010

Hi Nicolas,

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Nicolas Cellier
<nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> wrote:
> About 8) :  True, every single operation results in memory allocation
> / garbage collection, a burden for number crunching.


There is this nice book by Didier Besset called "Object-Oriented
Implementation of Numerical Methods. An Introduction with Java and
Smalltalk.: An Introduction with Java and Smalltalk". It can't be
*that* bad. :-)

> My own answer was: use C/FORTRAN for optimized number crunching
> functions. Use Smalltalk for any higher level/GUI function (via
> DLLCC/FFI). We may have more than 1 hammer in your toolset!

With GPU connectivity things emerging, number crunching might even be
an interesting area for Smalltalk.



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