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[REBOL] Re: New competition: do you accept the challenge?! :-)

From: ale870::gmail::com at: 8-Nov-2007 8:32

Hello Maxim, I think you really focused the situation. A fully agree with you. Rebol syntax is so particular that a configuration file could be even a Rebol program! I agree with you: even my mother could make something useful with Rebol! In fact, in my "challenge", I didn't want to compare programming languages (there are even too many internet sites that do this). I started this adventure only because some times ago, I was implementing a J2EE application, then I asked to myself: can I do the same application in Rebol? More: since this software will have to satisfy about 4000 users, can I use the same server (aka: have I enough "power" in my hands?) that I use to execute J2EE application server + my application, to run the same app -CGI (+ Apache) made in Rebol ? So I decided to make some small, specific applications, not to verify how much code I need to write in Java or Rebol, not to verify if the maintenance could be smarter for Java apps or Rebol apps, but simply to verify, under a big stress, if the Rebol code could go as fast as Java code. Steeve, I will check (and learn :-) ) your version today. I'm very happy about this challenge, since I learned MANY things, many tricks! On Nov 8, 2007 3:19 AM, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <> wrote:
> is anyone realising that every one is being smart, but just a few of you > guys are right? > > hehe > > alessandro wanted to get the SAME algorythm... I'm sure if we did the same > kind of optimisations by changing the algorythm, in any language it would > also scale in speed :-) > > as allesandro said, only if we have the same algorythm, do the test mean > anything. or only if rebol had such a different paradigm that expressing > the algorythm was a one liner. > > such as when we read a web site extract tags and save to a file (a one > liner!) which takes a full page of code in most languages. > > I want to do a parse version of the whole algorythm (like I did with > another > challenge recently, where my submission shrank the code size by more than > half), I just haven't had time. I do not expect it to be any faster, but > seeing that whole algorythm within a few lines would be cool to see. > > -MAx > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- //Alessandro