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Re: Objective-C and Smalltalk; speed of message send

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: Objective-C and Smalltalk; speed of message send
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:33:18 +0100

Le 10 août 04, à 22:57, Marcus Müller a écrit :

On 10.08.2004, at 18:47 Uhr, Travis Griggs wrote:

keyed tallies. This would replace an existing 2D array in strict C. We decided to use NSStrings as the keys. To maintain a backwards bridge, we took the old 2D access indices and turned them into a string. And then stored/set them in the NSMutableDictionary via those. The performance was not impressive. I got some pointers from this

I believe that this can be safely considered to be a classic now. Read http://www.mulle-kybernetik.com/artikel/Optimization/opti-7.html and be surprised how worse things are in real life. ;-) Although GNUstep isn't discussed in the article, probably some of the same problems reside in gnustep-base.

Indeed, the article is quite interesting :)
Any idea of what's done on gnustep side ? could be worth investigating .. :)


Nicolas Roard
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