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andy at hexten.net
Sun May 21 00:47:02 BST 2006
On 21 May 2006, at 00:35, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> I guess it'd do about 0.7 - 1.0 giga-ops / second. At which speed BBC
>> Basic would be quite quick :)
> It was only quick becase it never bothered with garbage collection.
> probably find that a faster CPU would just cause it to consume 1GB
> of RAM at
> much the same rate that a BBC B managed its 27-odd kB.
That's not quite true - the memory usage of long running programs
tended to settle down if they were written with memory allocation in
mind - it didn't actually steadily consume RAM as it ran unless you
were doing something that made it do that. It was something you had
to think about though.
ObBeebTrivia: I wrote some BCPL the other day...
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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