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2009/12/7 Mike Pall <>:
> Luís Eduardo Jason Santos wrote:
>> Does anyone knows why the binarytrees benchmark on [1] doesn't have the
>> usual 'killing machine' performance one could expect from Lua?
> All the other language implementations either use a bump allocator
> with a generational GC or a dedicated pool allocator.

Actually I'm the owner of the fastest program, written in C :-) and it
does use the pool allocator from the APR (apache portable runtime).

In my opinion this test is one of the least interesting since it is
mainly a test of the allocator, so I would not give it so much