>Jay, pondering Robert's snail-like performance of 2.5 seconds to >index the entire New Testament, wondered: > >>I presume you had register vars on--that should be in the prefs in my pi >>file. I can't think what else would slow it down that much on the same >>speed machine. > > >Out of curiosity, I wonder if Robert was simultaneously running >several apps when he performed his test? If so, he could have run out >of RAM and taken the speed hit with virtual memory. > >Just a thought. > Ken, It's a good thought, but I find it unlikely that my program is accessing VM, and even more unlikely that Robert would have been so careless when running a speed test. If he had several apps running, that could make a small difference in itself, but not the 65% that he reported. I'm guessing that although the clock speeds are the same, his 603ev and my 775 have different bus widths and/or bus speeds, and that probably accounts for most of the dramatic difference. I'm still looking forward to seeing times from some really FAST machines. 0"0 =J= a y "