[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Speed?? Is FB2 faster than FB3???

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From: Alain Pastor <apastor@...>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 00:15:15 +0100

Robert Covington wrote:

> >I did a small simple program in FB2 that I wanted more speed with so I
> >pasted the text into FB3. But it's slower MUCH slower!!!
> >
> >I've stripped the program so it'basically only counts each loop it's doing
> >in the main loop and display the results every ten seconds. On FB2 it does
> >24000 loops/10 sec. but in FB3 it only does 560 loops/10 sec.!!!!
> >
> >On my 1400 powerbook it does 2700 loops and FB3 still does 560 loops!
> >
> >It compiles in "Standard basic" in FB3.
> >
> >Why?? Any Clues???
> >
> >I'm I stupid or....??
> >
> >/Richard Olsson, TV4, Sweden
>
> A copy of your demo program would help.
>
> I would guess you either have a float to integer conversion going on, or a
> variable misalignment in PPC?
>
> Demo needed.
>
> Robert
>

I think the problem here may reside in the implementation of HANDLEEVENTS in
FB^3 which is more friendly to other applications than FBII is. To retrieve
more or less the way HANDLEEVENTS was implemented in FBII, type the following
line:
POKE LONG EVENT-8, 0
before entering the main event loop and see the difference.
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Cheers

Alain

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