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- Subject: RE: 5.1 a little slower than 5.0.2
- From: "Tom Spilman" <tom@...>
- Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 21:20:56 -0500
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> Subject: Re: 5.1 a little slower than 5.0.2
> seems a kind of silly benchmark; the bulk of the code does
> absolutely nothing with garbage collected types, which is the
> major area where
> 5.1 does better.
I agree... why has the performance changed then? That's my point.
> When I need to do math ops huge arrays, I do
> it on the C side anyway. This is why "shootout" style
> benchmarks aren't usually very useful: the type of
> programming they encourage is not the same as the type of
> programming that usually goes on in production code.
I personally use the shootout to understand Lua's limits and in this case
as performance regression test.
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