Issue #10714 has been updated by Martin Drst.


Akira Tanaka wrote:

> So the problem is which is important between the linear performance and the observability.
> 
> I vote the linear performance because:
> - the nonlinear performance makes reject! useless for long array and
> - [Bug #2545] is not a issue for the observability.

I fully agree. Nonlinear performance is a killer. Observability and abilityto break are just nice-to-have. I think we should reopen the bug.


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Bug #10714: Array#reject! nonlinear performance problem
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10714#change-50913

* Author: Akira Tanaka
* Status: Rejected
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.3.0dev (2015-01-08 trunk 49175) [x86_64-linux]
* Backport: 2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN, 2.2: UNKNOWN
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I found Array#reject! is too slow.

I measured it and it seems the performance is nonlinear.

```
% ./ruby -v -e '
20.times {|i|
  a = [nil]*i*10000;
  t1 = Time.now
  a.reject! { true }
  t2 = Time.now
  t = t2 - t1
  p ["*" * (t * 20).to_i , t]
}
'
ruby 2.3.0dev (2015-01-08 trunk 49175) [x86_64-linux]
["", 3.683e-06]
["", 0.019059723]
["*", 0.052964771]
["**", 0.1177318]
["****", 0.208824818]
["******", 0.334757354]
["*********", 0.482717139]
["*************", 0.669606441]
["*****************", 0.866588588]
["**********************", 1.116195389]
["***************************", 1.392828177]
["**********************************", 1.701906753]
["****************************************", 2.013290644]
["************************************************", 2.415258165]
["*******************************************************", 2.783918449]
["*****************************************************************", 3.27417584]
["**************************************************************************", 3.724958298]
["**************************************************************************************", 4.307263787]
["**************************************************************************************************", 4.922179118]
["************************************************************************************************************", 5.403641168]
```

Ruby 2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.9.3 also have the problem but Ruby 1.9.2 works well.

```
% ruby-1.9.2-p330 -v -e ' 
20.times {|i|
  a = [nil]*i*10000;
  t1 = Time.now
  a.reject! { true }
  t2 = Time.now
  t = t2 - t1
  p ["*" * (t * 20).to_i , t]
}
'
ruby 1.9.2p330 (2014-08-07 revision 47094) [x86_64-linux]
["", 2.111e-06]
["", 0.000798623]
["", 0.001441408]
["", 0.00155386]
["", 0.001656242]
["", 0.002166389]
["", 0.002355492]
["", 0.002703977]
["", 0.003123692]
["", 0.00348722]
["", 0.003884792]
["", 0.004300034]
["", 0.004701378]
["", 0.006854893]
["", 0.005485207]
["", 0.005972309]
["", 0.006298597]
["", 0.006901775]
["", 0.007216343]
["", 0.007373332]
```




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