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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Benchmarks in java scripting languages (rhino doing well)
Date Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:51:07 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>> Hi:
>> This is the recent article that shows rhino is doing well:
> That's good news, but don't forget that our Rhino version (i.e. the one 
> that will ship with 2.1.7) is a fork of a very old version. So we do not 
> benefit from the increased performance of the new version.
> Time to definitely switch to the official Rhino after 2.1.7 is out!

According to my tests the performance gain of switching Rhino 1.5 to 1.6 is 2 to 
3 percent. I don't think that this is a reason to switch.

We also agreed 
( that we 
leave in 2.1 everything as it is because of the small, but existing 
incompatibilities between the two versions. Therefore I would be -1 on replacing 
the old version in 2.1 - if somebody invests some work in suppoting  both 
versions, I would be +0 (means I would like to see this but can't help.)

And not to forget, if somebody _really_ wants to use Rhino 1.6 in Cocoon 2.1 he, 
can replace the Rhino jars as they are binary compatible.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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