[self-interest] Performance figures interesting

Steve Dekorte steve at dekorte.com
Wed May 10 03:52:54 UTC 2006

On 9 May 2006, at 02:08 pm, Michael Latta wrote:
> PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz w/4GB 400Mhz memory
> Self ... 879023 sends/sec'

That doesn't seem right. On a 2.5Ghz G5 w/1GB, Io can do 3.7 million 
sends per second (by send, I mean a dynamic lookup and a block/method 

This page shows numbers for Ruby and Python on the same machine:


And for x86:


-- Steve

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