Squeak Performance

Bijan Parsia bparsia at email.unc.edu
Tue May 5 19:09:30 UTC 1998

At 2:54 PM -0400 5/5/98, Laurence Rozier wrote:

>Is there any data on Squeak performance relative to Java or C++?

I can't speak to such comparisons (I remember seeing off the cuff remarks
about the non-Jitter VM being 40X slower than C?), but I did want to jump
in about overall performance.

I'm running a Swiki server on a 486 dx/2 66 (I *really* have trouble with
those identifiers ;) with 16 or 20 megs of RAM, and windows 95. In the
background. On a fairly heavily used *lab* machine (i.e., Navigator,
telnet, Word, etc.).

I get surprising good performance (considering I have to parse each page as
it gets served). Simple optimizations (no brain burners; most of my
improvement came from improving my parser, especially making proper use of
streams) took me from on average 30 seconds to serve a page down to below

That's nice ;)

Bijan Parsia.

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