[Mono-list] string/buffer allocation speed issue

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Mon Feb 23 11:30:07 EST 2009

tomjohnson3 wrote:
> the performance difference (caused by the string and buffer allocation) when
> running this simple program on windows xp using microsoft vs. mono 2.2 is
> pretty big...and i was hoping there's something i can do to reduce or
> eliminate the difference.
> here are the performance numbers for test 1 (allocating the char array once,
> upfront):
> microsoft/windows xp: duration: 0.047sec; rate: 10638298/sec
> mono 2.2/windows xp: duration: 0.234sec; rate: 2136752/sec

Since your sample does nothing, MS.NET has probably optimized out
parts of the code.

If you're benching mono, do it under Linux and with real world code.


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