On Jan 24, 2005, at 12:05 AM, Lothar Scholz wrote:
> There are some things that can never be done with anything else then a
> static typed language. Computational algorithms like matrix
> operations, parsing, decoding or compression will always be around 
> 100-200
> times slower. No bytecode will help you here. Even FORTH which is far 
> better
> then bytecode (direct threaded interpreter, together with a build in
> stack that eliminates the function call overhead) is not very good in
> doing these things.

luckily there *are* other people (me) working on
solutions not involving bytecode.

alex