[Ecls-list] About the myth of slow starting
Tobias C Rittweiler
tcr at freebits.de
Sun Jun 6 01:26:59 UTC 2010
<AANLkTilK4ACgyVydnnsnl6fWpqeVURgM-nRatdxBdz6z at mail.gmail.com>,
Gabriel Dos Reis
<gdr at integrable-solutions.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Andy Hefner
> <ahefner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I wasn't aware ECL had a reputation for slow startup times. It
> ECL minimal core per see may not take that long to start.
> But, applications built with ECL with many modules or FASLs
> tend to take long to start (compared to SBCL). Examples are
> the AXIOM systems built with ECL.
SBCL is horrendously slow at loading fasls. I've written a
couple of scripts involving SBCL over the last weeks, each script
depending on quite a bunch of third-party libraries and our own
code -- and it takes ages until all the fasls are loaded. I'll
have to invest some time to write some infrastructure for easily
producing cores for the third-party stuff which is less likely
to change -- but the problem will remain for our own code.
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