Can you provide the code?
On Sep 25, 2014 4:19 PM, "Mark Probert" <probe...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Hi.
>
> I have been having a lot of fun learning picoLisp.  Thank you Alex for
> this gem!
>
> As part of my learning, I converted a simple Ruby program I had into
> plisp and thought I would share the results.
>
> The program (namegen) slurps in two files -- one of firstnames with
> attributes, the other of lastnames -- then produces a random list of
> First Last pairs to stdout.  The data table sizes are
>
> $ ./namegen.l -i
> Database Size:
>    Surnames   = 240471
>    Firstnames = 23405
>
> Here are results of running the ruby and plisp versions (same machine i7
> running 64b Fedora fc19 with lots of memory)
>
> # ruby version (ruby 2.0.0p353)
>
>    namegen.rb -i       0.22s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.233 total
>    namegen.rb -n 10    0.25s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.266 total
>    namegen.rb -n 100   0.25s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.262 total
>    namegen.rb -n 1000  0.26s user 0.01s system 92% cpu 0.289 total
>
> # picolisp version  (picolisp 3.1.7.0)
>
>    namegen.l -i        0.16s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.171 total
>    namegen.l -n 10     0.16s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.174 total
>    namegen.l -n 100    0.22s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.230 total
>    namegen.l -n 1000   0.69s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 0.702 total
>
> The interesting thing is that the ruby version seems constant over the
> number of pairs generated.  I suspect that might be how I/O is handled.
> The (-i) version just does the data reading, the others read and write.
> Not a problem, just interesting.
>
> Fun stuff.
>
>  .. m.
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