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

Jon Harrop jon at ffconsultancy.com
Sat Jan 30 11:51:46 EST 2010

On Saturday 30 January 2010 12:59:43 Jonathan Shore wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2010, at 9:42 PM, Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
> > By the way, guys, the mono community is very welcoming to both external
> > contribution and feedback. So if you guys make a compelling case for TCO,
> > maybe Miguel can get someone to have it fixed.
> Well, I'm not sure how to make a compelling case ; ), other than that to
> allow standard F# programs to execute on mono would require TCO.   TC's are
> a fundamental in F#.

And F# will be a standard .NET language as part of VS2010 in 2 months.

> I'm not sure how big the F# community is.  I would guess it is not that
> large at the moment, but seems to have a lot of growth.

The F# Hub has 16,582 registered members. The mono-devel Ubuntu package has 
19,792 installs and 2,309 active users.

If the F# community is not already bigger than the Mono community then it 
certainly will be when Microsoft drop it on 10,000,000 developers for free in 

> F# joining the list of fully supported languages in VS2010 should attract
> much wider use. Some of these users will be looking for a cross-platform
> solution. 

I believe two or three of our ~1,000 customers is trying to use F# on Linux or 
Mac OS X.

> If it counts for anything, would love to be able to use this on mono ;)

Yes. Many people (such as myself) would also be far more inclined to 
contribute code to Mono if it could be written in F#. I have no desire to 
write C#.

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.

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