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[REBOL] Slight Rebol performace comparison ...

From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 11-Jun-2001 23:56

Hi, not much of an issue, just kind of competitive joking around performance with my colleague at my work. He was asked to filter some 1.4 MB text file, so he created native utility using Visual Objects. He was amazed that resulting file was generated in some two or three secs, and told me: "Hey, now try to do it in your famous Rebol, it will last years". So I hacked very short scripts (just opening direct source and target ports in line mode), and was interested, if I can run under 5 to 7 secs on the same machine. The result was, however, a little bit surprising - 1 sec! I know we can't compare, as both environment used different conditions. I think that because of progress bar (and so GUI classes), VO app called myriad of .dlls scattere over the hd :-) But hey, anyway, the speed of interpreted language surprised us both :-) So ... :-) -pekr-