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[REBOL] Re: Rugby for Artists => was Re: Re: Medium+ Scale Developments

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 14-Jan-2002 13:13

Hi Don, << But isn't this incredibly slow compared to running the function locally?
Yes, depends on your connection, the overhead of the marshalling, and the amount of time spent in the function, as well as the frequency of the call. Even making an out-of-process call on the same machine is much slower than an in-process call, and you *don't* want to call simple built-in routines, in a tight-loop, through a slower pipeline. However, if you're analyzing weather data for a national laboratory and you can call a routine that runs on their Cray and just gives you back a result, that's what you should do. IOW YMMV. :) --Gregg