[Pharo-project] Speeding up Pharo 1.1

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sun Oct 17 04:57:33 EDT 2010

On Oct 17, 2010, at 12:37 AM, Levente Uzonyi wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Oct 2010, Bart Veenstra wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I have been working with Pharo for almost a month now, and I suspect
>> that the performance is degrading fast. UI tasks takes several seconds
>> to react to my keyboard.
> That kind of sluggishness is probably related to finalization/gc. Please send us the result of the following expression:
> (WeakArray classPool at: #FinalizationDependents)
> 	select: [ :each | each notNil ]
> 	thenCollect: [ :each | each class -> each size ]
> There's another source of sluggishness though. The input is only processed at every 10 milliseconds (actually more rarely, because there's at least 10 ms delay between input processing).
> If I evalute [InputEventPollingFetcher eventPollPeriod: 1], then Pharo 1.1 feels more responsive.
> Btw it would be better to use the input semaphore instead of polling for events, like Squeak does it. I wonder why was it changed.

The idea was to remove the poll behavior
now I do not remember if the semaphore was removed or simply was waiting for the windows vm to get the support and was forgotten.

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