Publications of the Ptolemy Group
Tcl and Java Performance
H. John Reekie, Christopher Hylands and Edward A. Lee
February 20, 1998
Combining scripting languages such as Tcl with lower-level programming
languages such as Java offers new opportunities for flexible and rapid
software development. In this paper, we benchmark various combinations
of Tcl and Java against the two languages alone. We also provide some
orders of magnitude. We also uncovered some interesting threading
issues that affect performance on the Solaris platform.
"There are lies, damn lies and statistics"
This paper is a work in progress, we used the information here
to give our group some generalizations on the performance tradeoffs
between various scripting languages. Updating the timing results to
include JDK1.2 with a Just In Time (JIT) compiler would be useful.