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It does vary a lot, based on your Lua code and system libraries used. Then again, if one is thinking of 33% more battery life, it actually sounds like a lot to me.


Rob Kendrick kirjoitti 16.1.2008 kello 20:39:

On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 19:36 +0200, Asko Kauppi wrote:
Though most people would take this as self-evident, please check out
the LNUM patch to allow faster processing (about 33% but varies
greatly) on ARM7 platform.

I'm surprised it's such a small advantage: but then most of my ARM
experience comes from machines that have a floating-point instruction
emulator rather than using softfloat, so FP operations are extremely

I should try firing your patch up on a RISC OS box and do some timings.