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> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Ben 
> Sunshine-Hill
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 7:29 PM
> To: Lua list
> 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.

  Tom Spilman
  Co-owner | Programmer