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From "Yen-Ju Chen" <>
Subject Re: Objective-C port
Date Tue, 20 Jun 2006 05:54:47 GMT
On 6/19/06, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2006, at 9:24 PM, Yen-Ju Chen wrote:
> >  As for the performance, objc port will definitely faster than Ruby
> > and Python
> >  with the same C engine, and should be faster than Apache Lucene
> > because of Java,
> I don't think comparative performance of the various bindings will
> drive anybody's choice as to which they'd deploy.  They'll be within
> shouting distance of each other (unlike KinoSearch and Plucene, which
> are separated by more than an order of magnitude).  If I had to pick
> a horse, presumably the eventual winner would be a C version powered
> by APR (should such a thing come into existence).  It's not going to
> matter.  If you're developing in Ruby, you're not going to add ObjC
> to your environment to pick up that last few percent.  Just throw
> some hardware at the problem, that's cheaper!

  I agree with you that people won't pick up a language simply because
it is faster.
  It is just my expectation of an objective-c port should behave
  based on my little knowledge of the language.


> Marvin Humphrey
> Rectangular Research

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