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Old 12-23-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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LXer: Benchmarking

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IMHO speed is overrated. Benchmarks execute hundreds of millions of the same instructions, taking ages to finish. In real life that is almost never the case, except for some pretty processor intensive jobs you'd never dream to write in a scripting language. Telling an interpreter it is slow makes just as much sense as telling a bicycle it is slow. Although that is true, millions of Dutchmen find good reasons to use them every day. If you need to go a long way, you simply won't use a bicycle. If an interpreter is too slow for a job, you grab a compiler. It is as simple as that.



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