Can't wait! Please ask Jon to write something up on it. For posterity

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Ali Çehreli via Digitalmars-d-announce <> wrote:

> Our long time member and friend Jon Degenhardt has graciously accepted to
> present on very short notice.
> He will give a preview of some performance benchmarks that he has been
> running of tools in C, Rust, and Go that overlap with what Jon writes in D
> at eBay. Jon has been observing that D versions are faster in nearly all
> cases, and not by a small margin. In a total surprise, Jon's version of
> ‘cut’ is faster than GNU cut on large files: On a 4.8GB, 7M lines test
> file, GNU cut takes 12.4 sec, while Jon's version takes 4.2 sec. (GNU cut
> is faster on small files.)
> The big take-away is that this was achieved without a lot of low-level
> coding, using mostly high level D primitives and the standard library.
> There was some tuning and lessons learned, but nothing extensive.
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> I may post a link to Google Hangouts here at the time of the event (7pm
> Pacific time). Hopefully, the mic will not be muted. (True story! :p)
> Ali

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