[Pharo-project] VM Plugins that are important for performance?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Nov 11 04:21:32 CET 2010


On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 12:34:44AM +0100, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Stefan Marr wrote:
> 
> >Hi all:
> >
> >From your experience, what are the important VM plugins to gain a snappy 
> >and responsive Pharo image.
> >
> >Stef mentioned the Font plugin, but will this improve the user experience 
> >or is it just nice to have to support different kinds of fonts?
> >
> >The reason for my question is the 'performance hit' I have to take with 
> >the RoarVM for the moment.
> 
> I doubt any plugin changes the performance of #tinyBenchmarks. But the 
> following plugins make a huge difference in other benchmarks and GUI 
> performance:
> - MiscPrimitivePlugin
> - LargeIntegers
> - FloatMathPlugin
> - FloatArrayPlugin
> - Matrix2x3Plugin
> - B2DPlugin

DeflatePlugin is also important. It has a large impact on performance
when using Monticello.

Dave





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