Re: Plans for 2.8 - GNOME Managed Language Services?

Actually, if you want to get technical, there are some cases where an
algorithm using GC will be faster then one managing its memory itself.
The GC can move the effort of freeing memory to a part of the program
that is not time critical which can sometimes be difficult doing it by

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 15:22, Rob Adams wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 18:01 -0500, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> > AFAIK, code written in C# and compiled to the Mono runtime should run
> > equally fast as the C equivalent.  Note I said run, meaning that I don't
> > count:
> That's not quite true.  There is additional overhead in running things
> like gc and runtime checks that C doesn't do.  If you want pure
> performance, you're going to do better with C code.  The reasons for
> using java or C# or whatever have nothing to do with performance, but
> can rather be justified by saying that the performance is not hurt very
> much, or that the faster development times outweigh the runtime
> performance problems.
> In the real world, the performance impact is quite small.  But it is
> incorrect to say that they will run equally fast.
> -Rob
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