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- Subject: Re: Visualising comparative programming language performance
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:23:35 +0200
2009/6/2 Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:28:04 +0100
> Pavel Kobel <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I adapted Mike Pall's mandelbrot implementation to be (very) crudely
>> > multi-process, ....
>> Very wonderful. Thank you for hard work.
>> So io.popen() is not elegant? I am not so familiar of other
>> programming languages.
>> Which language has most elegant parallel syntax? Can that graft
>> to Lua easily?
> A more elegant solution would be to use fork() or threads, but I felt
> it was within the spirit of the game to not resort to C code, given
> we're meant to be measuring Lua, not C.
Given how most of these comparative benchmarks implementation use and
abuse of C libraries (often for the reason that they are shipped with
the interpreter), I don't think the spirit of that game is to use pure