Tcl 8, preliminary benchmarks
The test machine was a 90 MHz Pentium with 64 MB RAM running Linux 1.2.13. Versions used were Tcl 8.0, MetaTalk 2.1.2, and Perl 5.002. All times are in seconds. Script execution times were taken using each language's built-in time functions, but were verified using the UNIX time command. Times were averaged over at least two runs.
Benchmark conclusionTcl 8 offers much better performance than Tcl 7.X for the simple loop benchmarks, but still lags MetaTalk and Perl performance by a factor of 2-3 in most cases. Little performance improvement over Tcl 7.X can be seen in the function call test, however, and Tcl 8 lags MetaTalk by over an order of magnitude in this test.
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