[REBOL] Re: New competition: do you accept the challenge?! :-)
From: ale870::gmail::com at: 8-Nov-2007 8:32
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
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
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
On Nov 8, 2007 3:19 AM, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <moliad-gmail.com> wrote:
> is anyone realising that every one is being smart, but just a few of you
> guys are right?
> 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
> 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.
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