Posted on Jun 5th, 2008 in Programming
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Over the past couple of nights, I tried out MagLev on my Mac laptop (Mac OS X Leopard, 2.2GHz, 2GB Ram). While the shootout will provide us with a detailed comparison between MagLev and the other major Ruby implementations (on many tests) I thought I’d share my first impressions.
MagLev is going to be a fast implementation of Ruby. How many times faster? Well, it depends on the test, and I don’t have...
Posted on Jun 1st, 2008 in Programming
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My previous post about MagLev and the planning of the next Ruby shootout received a lot of attention. MagLev’s speed claims have been subject to a lot of skepticism, and many believe that these impressive figures are due to a combination of clever optimization for trivial tests and incompleteness. The skepticism is understandable. There have been very bright people working on alternative VMs for years, and...