> > Sean Hinde wrote:
> > >
> > > Now I know that benchmarks are not representative etc etc
> but they do
> > > encapsulate quite a few common idioms and there shouldn't be
> > > a good reason
> > > for Erlang to do so badly. Maybe the HIPE guys can use (are
> > > using?) these in
> > > their investigations into optimal GC schemes etc for R8?
> I think there are problems with the benchmark that casues the
> huge need of memory, and it is not certain that a bettter GC
> would make the problem go away. Still all benchmarks are
> interesting to us so we might steal some of them...
It would be nice to see Erlang up there in the top few. Personally I don't
see what is wrong with the code for the word count benchmark - it doesn't
seem to be breaking any obvious Erlang no-no. Hmmm.
> A nice thing though is that Erlang behaves quite well on some
> benchmarks, for example nested loops, where it is one of the
> fastest non-natively compiled systems. (And HiPE is more than
> 6 times faster than BEAM on this benchmark putting Erlang in
> the ballpark of the statically typed smlnj.)
That's good to hear. Looking forward to R8.
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