[Mono-list] mono performance, 20x differential with Java (what am i doing wrong)

Diego Frata diego.frata at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 20:16:17 EST 2010


Not going to happen? Heck, few years back I wouldn't say Mono would happen.
Implementing the CLR, porting lots of .NET libraries without even looking at
implementation details? No f*ing way. :)

It just requires work and time (= money) and passion, as everything else on

Hope that sometime between this year and the next one I can start
contributing instead of just using it. And maybe you too!

Diego Frata
diego.frata at gmail.com

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:47 PM, Jon Harrop <jon at ffconsultancy.com> wrote:

> On Monday 01 February 2010 12:53:16 Diego Frata wrote:
> > Returning to the point of a "compelling case" to implement TCO.
> >
> > Lots of EU banks and USA banks are running Linux and are heavy users of
> C++
> > for their quant work. They build their models in a variety of languages
> > like Python, Haskell, OCaml, R, etc, then go all the way down to C++/Java
> > for efficiency. I've already seen some interest in F# from the financial
> > industry, but the fact that it's limited to Windows/.NET discourages
> these
> > people to take a further step.
> >
> > From my point of view, these people are tired of Java and C++, they would
> > rather be deploying their models directly to production in a single
> > environment. With a good, fast and stable implementation, I think F# has
> > the strength to bring that.
> That already happened on Windows but only because .NET is fast. My F# code
> beats vendor-tuned Fortran on .NET. On Mono, I'm lucky if F# runs as fast
> as
> interpreted OCaml bytecode.
> I share your dream but, realistically, it is never going to happen.
> > Microsoft is not building F# because it's a pretty little thing, they are
> > trying to bring a strong platform for financial and scientific industry.
> On Windows.
> --
> Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
> http://www.ffconsultancy.com/?e
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