[Ecls-list] About the myth of slow starting

Tobias C Rittweiler tcr at freebits.de
Sun Jun 6 01:26:59 UTC 2010

In article 
<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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