Timers, Stepping, Co-routines, and Performance in Squeak..... (was Re: Timers & Stepping)

Andres Valloud 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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