Saturday, September 20, 2008

VW 7.6's hashing machinery strikes again

I am finishing the Smalltalks 2008 Coding Contest. Something I just did was to move it from my 7.4.1 images to a 7.6 image. In particular, something I was looking forward to was to make use of the revamped hashing machinery. And it did not disappoint.

A section of code that was running particularly slow on 7.4.1 runs ~2.5x faster on 7.6 without any code changes.

Now... where was I?... ah yes. More code to write.

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