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[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? > > -Carl > > 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. > >
Hey folks: Here's my own language shoot-out. I am the web programmer for 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 (native) manager. 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 C++-ISAM combination. 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]>