Release 8.0 DP 10

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Tue Nov 24 11:01:39 EST 2015

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:46 AM, Ali Lloyd <ali.lloyd at> wrote:

> *Native string performance*
> The performance of native string operations has been vastly improved, with
> many achieving similar speeds to those in 6.7.

This is definitely improved. I had already been running tests using list
parsing, and I just ran that test in 8.0dp10, and while it is still slower
than 6.7.3, it is *much* faster than 7, or earlier releases of 8:

6.7.3: 1.77 seconds
7.0.3: 32.95 seconds
8.0dp1: 32.31 seconds
8.0dp10: 2.17 seconds


on mouseUp
   repeat with i = 1 to 1000
      put i,"" after L
   end repeat
   put the long seconds into T
   repeat with i = 1 to 1000000
      get item 200 + random(600) of L
   end repeat
   put the long seconds - T into T
   put T
end mouseUp

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