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Re: [SLUG] Follow up from Jan
- To: Rodos <rodos@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Follow up from Jan
- From: torqumada@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu Aug 9 11:55:07 2001
- Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Rodos wrote:
this is more thought provoking, yes
using different searches, memory requirements varied as did performance
in the case of small memory footprints, ie bread/depth first, A*, IDA* and
so on. garbage collection can affect your choice of language..
> What if I had an algorithm that used a dynamic data structure that was
> created on the fly. Now if you take a certain set of data this might
> create and destroy a _lot_ of memory based on how the algorithm worked.
> With basically the same algorithm in Java maybe the lifetime of the
> execution was short enough and there was enough memory that either no or
> only minimal garbage collection was performed. Maybe the Java one might be
> faster, for this particular case.
> I am always wary when people use the words "never" when talking about
> computer stuff.
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