Considering moving to Mac - questions about Squeak on Mac

John M McIntosh johnmci at
Tue Jan 8 20:32:23 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Tom Phoenix wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2008 5:18 AM, itsme213 <itsme213 at> wrote:
>> How does the Squeak on Mac experience compare to Windows?

I *believe* the current carbon vm runs faster because I can abuse  
compiler optimizations which aren't perhaps exploited on
the windows compile because the windows vm has concerns about running  
on 50 types of intel/amd processors, where as on the
mac the number of intel chip sets used is *much* smaller.

Also didn't pc mag say the fastest windows computer they tested last  
year was a macintosh?
Something about Jobs'  arm twisting intel into giving him the best  
chip sets and hardware engineering if he switch from powerpc to intel?

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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