benchmark on binary trees

anonymous via Digitalmars-d-learn digitalmars-d-learn at
Sat Dec 5 02:10:17 PST 2015

On 05.12.2015 01:40, Alex wrote:
> found and tried out the -vgc option...
> Is there a way to deactivate the GC, if it stands in way?

You can call core.memory.GC.disable to disable automatic collections. 
.enable to turn them on again.

> Yes, I thought in the same direction. That's why I tried to reimplement
> the c++ version. The idea was: as I can't compete with the GC of C#, I
> could try to compete by applying another approach. I don't try to write
> something which compete with c++ either (I would have to take c++, then?
> ;) ), but something which clearly outperforms the languages with a
> virtual machine...

Your C++ inspired version still allocated via the GC, though. If that 
eats performance, then you'd have to mirror more closely what the C++ 
version actually does. It most probably doesn't use a GC.

I presume this is the C++ version you took as inspiration:

That uses a boost::object_pool for the nodes. Assuming that that's being 
used for a reason, you could probably get a performance boost by doing 
something similar. I'm not really familiar with 
std.experimental.allocator, maybe there's something like object_pool in 
there. Otherwise, you'd have to implement it yourself.

Generally, I think most of the time you can write a program in D that's 
as fast as one written in C++. But you may have to give up on some 
convenience, and the libraries may not be there to support you.

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