[Mono-list] lies and microbenmarks (Was: Mono 0.23 windows installer)

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Fri, 4 Apr 2003 11:10:33 +0200

On 03/30/03 Fergus Henderson wrote:
> On 29-Mar-2003, Stefan Matthias Aust <sma@3plus4.de> wrote:
> > Still you won't get efficient dynamic languages, no Lisp, no Smalltalk, 
> > no Ruby or Python.  Fortunatley, computers are probably fast enough to 
> > sacrify one order of magnitute of performance for better languages with 
> > better development performance (using python for rapid prototyping 
> > instead of C for example).
> What makes you think that it will only be one order of magnitude?

Just a data point: the www.smallscript.org guys claim that they have 
implemented a superset of smalltalk-98 called S# running on the CLR.
They have the usual suspect features you'd want in a dynamic language
and they claim the performance is very good:

I haven't downloaded their stuff, since it requires a silly
registration, but it would be good if someone is willing to run some
tests with it and maybe also report if it works in mono.


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