[Nitro] Retrospective and future direction.

Dylan Bruzenak dylanb at digitalvalence.com
Thu Apr 20 04:04:34 EDT 2006


120% ?  More than twice as fast ?  At version .4 ?  Even if that is 
actually 20%, that is still promising.  I'll have to keep tabs on that 
thing.  JRuby is currently slow, but they haven't gone through a 
performance dev cycle yet.
> On Thursday 20 April 2006 07:33, TRANS wrote:
>   
>> On 4/19/06, Bryan Soto <bryan.a.soto at gmail.com> wrote:
>>     
>>>> Native? none :)
>>>> But afaik it uses Threads 'n stuff, where they supported by Java?
>>>> I think, now that Yarv is almost finished, maybe I could test running
>>>> Nitro with that :)
>>>>         
>>> I've been meaning to try that as well. I'm fairly certain it would
>>> work since they got rails running on yarv.
>>>       
>> Oh boy. I'm curious to see how this flys. Nitro is so much more
>> dynamic codewise than Rails, I suspect it won't go as smoothly. But
>> there no way to know except to try!
>>
>> If you do, let me know how it fairs.
>>     
>
> Well, i tried... but ran into simultanous problems with rubygems 
> (facets)/stdlib and minor issues with syntax-changes...
> I think it can be done when we just put a bit more effort into it, but YARV is 
> still not the optimal solution.
> However, if we really want it to run on YARV it shouldn't be a problem was 
> just not worth the effort for me, i did that only to explore a bit how it 
> compares performance-wise and found out that it's a speedup of about 120% for 
> most programs.
>
>   
>> Thanks,
>> T.
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