At 8:22 AM +0900 8/5/03, Harry Ohlsen wrote:
>I was just reading Dan Sugalski's slides from RubyConf 2002 and 
>noticed the benchmarks relating to something called "SMOP" at the 
>end of the article.
>
>It has Ruby 1.6.6 being the slowest at 206s versus Perl 5.6.0 at 
>165s and Python 2.2 at 136s.  Has anyone tried running it against 
>1.8.0 ... yes, I know it's only been out for a few hours :-).  Might 
>give us a feel for how well some of the performance improvements 
>work in practice.
>
>Does anyone know where to get the Ruby code for this SMOP thingy?

It's in the parrot CVS repository. A couple of dozen lines of code, a 
bit too big in its current state to cut'n'paste in.

>The thing that really gives me hope is the final figure ... 
>Parrot(fastest) 4.9s !!  It would be interesting to see a figure for 
>Java, assuming it can actually do everything in SMOP.

It only counts from 10 million to 0--I think Java can manage that. :)
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                                         Dan

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