This is interesting stuff. I’d never really given too much consideration to response speed of the interpretor other than a preference for a slight delay and printing out the response word by word; rather than an instantaneous block of text.
That said, I’ve occasionally tried a game on say ZVM where it takes 30+ seconds. That’s clearly not good, not in 2021, and goes way beyond the feeling of someone reading, considering and replying to it just being slow.
I wonder how many people have been put off playing because, for whatever reason, the system they were using at the time took “too long” to respond. Taking into account the replies in this thread, “too long” could be anything less than instant.
Circling back to Brandon Rhodes, I would if people were put off the port because of this or if they took it to be as Brandon intended?