[REBOL] Re: language shoot-out :-)
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 3-Nov-2002 19:29
* Carl at REBOL <[carl--s--rebol--com]> [021103 16:59]:
> This is quite an interesting comparison... we should coordinate on the
> submission for REBOL. Has anyone started working on it?
> At 11/3/02 05:38 PM -0800, you wrote:
> >An idea: May want to use REBOL/Base for some of those benchmarks in the time
> >and memory usage.
Here's my own language shoot-out.
I am the web programmer for winemarketjournal.com.
Extensive use of search engines is made there.
I'm a relatively experienced "C" programmer, and the
site was originally developed using C++ (compiled by
Borland for Windows NT), and a compiled-in-database
I have completely converted the site using rebol with
DocKimbel's MySQL protocol running on a Linux server.
Now, we might suppose that C/C++ would outperform rebol.
And I'm sure that we would see that edge on specific
benches. However, the rebol-mysql combination at
winemarketjournal noticeably out-performs the original
Why? Well not because rebol is faster, but because
using rebol's TCP sockets to make requests directly
from the MySQL monitor is faster.
What's more, code maintenance and new code development
is far and away more productive using rebol
Speed ain't necessarily what it's cracked up to be.
tim: [started life as an assembler programmer]
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>