Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 17:31 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome "About half a year ago I was looking around me and seeing stagnation in the GNOME community. I was concerned that GNOME had lost its momentum and that we were just making boring incremental releases that added very little new functionality. I think I was very wrong. I'd like to take this time to list some things that are happening right now in the GNOME community that have me very excited. These are the projects that are actively improving the future of the GNOME desktop." Let's hope a punctuation checker will be part of GNOME too. One Aaron is enough.
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RE[4]: Vala looks great
by ideasman42 on Wed 8th Aug 2007 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Vala looks great"
ideasman42
Member since:
2007-07-20

yep, Im familiar with JIT, however mono and java just dont run as fast as standard compiled code.
http://www.mobydisk.com/softdev/techinfo/speedtest/index.html

Edited 2007-08-08 00:34

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RE[5]: Vala looks great
by smitty on Wed 8th Aug 2007 02:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Vala looks great"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

however mono and java just dont run as fast as standard compiled code.

But it is still to be seen if it will run as fast as this generated C code, which was my point to begin with.

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RE[6]: Vala looks great
by ideasman42 on Wed 8th Aug 2007 03:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Vala looks great"
ideasman42 Member since:
2007-07-20

a fairly good demonstration would be to compare these 2 projects.

shedskin - translated python into c++
http://mark.dufour.googlepages.com/home
vs
iron-python - jit compiled python
http://lists.ironpython.com/pipermail/users-ironpython.com/2006-Mar...

shedskin is about 40x faster then CPython according to the webpage of the aythor (2-220 times faster then python),

ironpython, seems to be faster at some stuff, and worse in other areas.
http://lists.ironpython.com/pipermail/users-ironpython.com/2006-Jul...

The advantage Vala has is that it is designed to be translated (unlike python) - so aspects of the language would drastically reduce the speed of the resulting C code, it can be tweaked to work better.

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RE[5]: Vala looks great
by renox on Wed 8th Aug 2007 12:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Vala looks great"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Note that while this is true for 'hot' code (code that the VM has had the time to analyse, compile, optimise, 'server' code in fact), it's less true for client application where there is a startup cost here for using a VM..

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