Speed up that library when you can't C a thing

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 5:00 – 5:45pm in Morrison


The problem: you're using a modern dynamic language not known for speed, and you've identified a bottleneck. Write it in C? Does that give you the shakes? There are other language options available...


We’ll step through a simple library case, wrapping an Ocaml library and calling it from Ruby. Then we’ll discuss ways to approach this problem for other target slow and fast languages.

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