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

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Thu Nov 11 23:43:38 CET 2010


On Thu, 11 Nov 2010, Stefan Marr wrote:

> Hi Levente:
>
>
> On 11 Nov 2010, at 00:34, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
>> 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
>
> Are you sure about FloatMathPlugin?
> I haven't found any usage of it. Neither in Squeak 4.1 nor in Pharo 1.2.

Yeah, it's not used at the moment, but it if the primitives are used, then 
some codes get much faster without a JIT (I don't know if it's faster or 
slower with Cog).
So, you're right, the current images don't need/use it. Therefore it 
doesn't make a difference.


Levente

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