I am considering writing an ActiveX DLL with Visual Basic.
The DLL will perform about 5 million numeric calculations (mostly simple summations) using a small set of input data.
My question is - on a PC of about about 1 to 2 GHZ and (say) 256 MB of memory, roughly how long would 5 million computations take to complete in a VB
Is this a sensible course of action, or should I consider writing the DLL in another language (e.g. C) for significantly higher speed?
I am relatively new to VB
and I have no "feel" for the speed of VB
Please give me a few pointers on this...