[rc5] Java and RC5

lunaslide lunaslyd at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 11 17:42:20 EST 1997


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At 12:26 AM 11/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Justin Cave wrote:
>
>> On my Win95 machine with Netscape 4, the java client is only a 
factor of 4
>> slower than the current assembly-coded offering.  Seems to me that 
this has
>> a lot of promise.
>
>On my PII-266, Linux, NS4.03, I get ~1600 keys/sec, a factor of 
_210_
>slower than my usual half-speed rate of 330k. I'll keep my assembly
>version.

That's not the point, friend.  The point is that > 0 keys per second 
is better than 0 keys per second and that people who will not run a 
assembly based client on their system because of security, may 
consider a Java client.  Many on the list have already stated that 
they are in that very position.

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