Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 07:26:03 GMT
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From: Warren Hall <warren@BORG.COM>
Organization: Team OS/2
Subject: Re: What REXX commands are CPU hogs ?
In <ipsperDMHu74.EAM@netcom.com>, email@example.com (Intergrated Perf Svcs
>I attended a very entertaining session by Rick McGuire at the last SHARE.
>It was titled "REXX Performance". Rick asked the audience for things they
>had heard about REXX performance, then proceeded to debunk almost everything.
>Most things vary from platform to platform, between compiler and interpreter,
>and change with PTFs or versions. Some were just plain false!
>Good algorithms will stand the test of time.
>If you care enough about performance to look at individual instructions,
>you probably need to use another language. REXX is mostly interpreted,
>and even compiled REXX isn't very efficient.
>Alan Ackerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Bank of America
>Integrated Performance Services #5730
Like a driver: attend to your destination, the brakes, accellerator, rear-view
mirror, and traffic. The octane rating will attend to itself. In any event,
mileage will vary! But safe driving will tell.