+hloberg Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 (edited) I ran some test on my Ti-99/4a v. Atari 800xl (emulator). I used TI Ex-BASIC and Atari OSS BASIC XL and found that Atari BASIC XL was more than twice as fast as TI Ex-BASIC overall in the tests. Atari Turbo-BASIC was even faster. (for you unfamiliar with the Atari world OSS BASIC XL would be about the closest thing to TI's Ex-BASIC. Turbo-BASIC came later.) With the TI having a faster processor, a (mostly) 16-bit processor and dedicated memory for video (so no need for wait states with shared memory) I can only theorize that the bottle neck is the double interpreting with GPL. Or is it just lousy programming? Any thoughts? Oh, before I get flamed, I'm a big TI-enthusiast with a question not an Atari guy trying to pick a fight. Edited January 30, 2012 by hloberg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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