in reply to Re: The Great Computer Language Shootout
in thread The Great Computer Language Shootout

However I have good news for you. The Parrot project is creating a new version of Perl, and is very concerned with performance considerations. If you want to be of assistance, you could try implementing the shootout test suite in Parrot byte-code, submit that to the project, and identify specific performance issues that you uncover.
While I'm all up for performance shakeouts, one thing to keep in mind is that this version of the shootout needs Debian-installable packages of the languages in question to add them to the test. (So if someone wants to build a debian installer target for the Makefile... :)
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Re^3: The Great Computer Language Shootout
by hardburn (Abbot) on Sep 21, 2004 at 18:20 UTC

    And if you do make a Parrot .deb for the shootout, don't forget to put in the optimizations. Since Parrot is still heavily under development, optimizations are turned off in the builds by default to help with debugging.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.