Considering moving to Mac - questions about Squeak on Mac

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Tue Jan 8 21:40:40 UTC 2008

John M McIntosh wrote:
> 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.

Can you post some benchmarks comparing the Mac VM vs. the Windows VM 
(under Parallels or Bootcamp) on the same box? I'd be interested to see 
the results.

   - Andreas

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