[rspec-users] Cucumber - Performance
matt at mattwynne.net
Wed Jan 7 06:55:27 EST 2009
On 7 Jan 2009, at 11:46, aslak hellesoy wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Colin Jack <colinjack at hotmail.com>
> Small question on performance. I've just run the CS example provided
> with Cucumber and it took about 45-50 seconds before the first
> output appeared in the console, but once this first output had
> appeared the tests completed quickly.
> I'm wondering whether this is the expected performance or whether
> the plan is to optimize it at some time in the future?
> The reason it's so slow is that IronRuby is slow. That's where the
> optimisation will have to happen. It runs "fast" on JRuby, MRI and
My guess is that it's the initial start-up that's slow. This is a
great reason to use something like autotest, which will keep the
process loaded up. I wonder how that hell you could make that work
with C# code though! Watch the DLLs?!
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