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Fix img urls, github changed them : (

The old urls were much nicer as they did not include my account / would
have worked in forked repos as well.

Fixes #4
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@@ -18,8 +18,8 @@ node.js. Well, that's not quite true. There was [one
module]( by [Yuichiro
MASUI]( But unfortunately he never finished it.
-<img width="258" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/yuichiro-masui.png">
-<img width="698" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/node-mysql-original.png">
+<img width="258" src="">
+<img width="698" src="">
However, there was something interesting about it. It was written in JavaScript.
I mean just JavaScript, no C/C++. In fact it was even crazier, because when
@@ -47,8 +47,8 @@ because it was based on strings. Anyway, over a time span of about 3
months, this code base turned into a working library called
[node-mysql]( and people started using it.
-<img width="236" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/felix-geisendoerfer.png">
-<img width="610" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/node-mysql.png">
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But ... you know how it is in this universe. No good deed goes unpunished.
Newton already discovered this in 1687 and is now known as the third law of
@@ -71,13 +71,13 @@ something like this.
And this is what happened, [Oleg Efimov]( released a
new library called [mysql-libmysqlclient](
-<img width="245" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/oleg-efimov.png">
-<img width="614" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/node-mysql-libmysqlclient.png">
+<img width="245" src="">
+<img width="614" src="">
His library had a few disadvantages compared to mine, but it was awesome by
being much faster:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql-libs/pngs/a-b.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
This, benchmarks shows the performance of parsing 100.000 rows / ~180 MB of
network data from the MySQL server.
@@ -97,19 +97,19 @@ So after I overcame my initial resignation, I set out to make my parser faster.
The current result of that is node-mysql 2.x, which can easily compete against
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql-libs/pngs/a-b-c.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
But again, it didn't take long for the third law of Github to kick in again, and
a few months ago a new library called [mariasql](
was released by [Brian White](
-<img width="237" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/brian-white.png">
-<img width="698" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/other/node-mariasql.png">
+<img width="237" src="">
+<img width="698" src="">
And yet again, it was an amazing performance improvement. As you can see in this
graph, mariasql is kicking the shit out of my library:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql-libs/pngs/a-b-c-d.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
So fuck - maybe it's time to finally give up and accept that I cannot compete
with a well engineered C binding. C must be faster after all.
@@ -123,7 +123,7 @@ performance.
So ... I am hacking on a new parser again. And from the looks of it, it will
allow me to be as fast as the mariaqsql library:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/bar.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
Of course, the 3rd law of GitHub would predict that this won't last very long,
@@ -298,30 +298,30 @@ no. Otherwise you end up with bullshit. In fact, all of the benchmark graphs
I have shown you so far are complete bullshit. Remember the benchmark showing
the performance of my new parser?
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/bar.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
Well, let's look at it another way. Here is a jitter plot:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/jitter-annotated.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
Ok, looks like we have a problem, why are there two clusters of data points
in each benchmark? Well, let's look at this data another way:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/line.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
So, it seems like performance starts out great, but then something happens and
things go to hell. Well, I'm not sure what it is yet, but I have a strong suspect.
Let's have a look at this graph showing the heap used:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/heap-used.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
As you can see, it seems during the same moment our performance goes to shit,
v8 decides to give more memory to our programs before performing garbage
This can also be seen when looking at the heap total:
-<img width="640" src="./faster-than-c/raw/master/figures/mysql2-vs-new-parser/pngs/heap-total.png">
+<img width="640" src="">
So, chances are good that v8 is making the wrong call by growing the heap total
here. There is also a good chance I'm still doing something stupid.

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