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[CLJ-1288] aset-* and aget: on multi-dimensional arrays (e.g. double[][]) these fn reflect (and, thus, perf. poorly) even with type hints. Created: 01/Nov/13  Updated: 01/Nov/13  Resolved: 01/Nov/13

Status: Closed
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: Release 1.5
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Minor
Reporter: Michael O. Church Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Duplicate Votes: 0
Labels: arrays, performance
Environment:

Clojure 1.5.1.

Dependencies: criterium



 Description   

Here's a transcript of the behavior. I don't know for sure that reflection is being done, but the performance penalty (about 1300x) suggests it.

user=> (use 'criterium.core)
nil
user=> (def b (make-array Double/TYPE 1000 1000))
#'user/b
user=> (quick-bench (aget ^"[[D" b 304 175))
WARNING: Final GC required 3.5198021166354323 % of runtime
WARNING: Final GC required 29.172288684474303 % of runtime
Evaluation count : 63558 in 6 samples of 10593 calls.
Execution time mean : 9.457308 µs
Execution time std-deviation : 126.220954 ns
Execution time lower quantile : 9.344450 µs ( 2.5%)
Execution time upper quantile : 9.629202 µs (97.5%)
Overhead used : 2.477107 ns
nil

A (n ugly) workaround is to use multiple agets.

user=> (quick-bench (aget ^"[D" (aget ^"[[D" b 304) 175))
WARNING: Final GC required 40.59820310542545 % of runtime
Evaluation count : 62135436 in 6 samples of 10355906 calls.
Execution time mean : 6.999273 ns
Execution time std-deviation : 0.112703 ns
Execution time lower quantile : 6.817782 ns ( 2.5%)
Execution time upper quantile : 7.113845 ns (97.5%)
Overhead used : 2.477107 ns
nil



 Comments   
Comment by Alex Miller [ 01/Nov/13 1:09 PM ]

Dupe of CLJ-1289.

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