Timers, Stepping, Co-routines, and Performance in Squeak..... (was
Re: Timers & Stepping)
sqrmax at prodigy.net
Wed Mar 22 04:46:53 UTC 2000
> The single biggest thing that could be done to improve the
> performance of Squeak, in my opinion, is to improve the message
> sends per second performance. The alternative to this is to make
> the primitives do more work per message send, which is the primary
> mechanism currently available to increase performance.
As an example for Tim's comment, something I did in Smalltalk was taking
115 seconds. After I played with it using the MessageTally and other
utilities, I got it to execute in 0.4 seconds. All in Squeak.
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