[plt-dev] documentation slowing down installs and builds dramatically

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Sun May 31 00:14:59 EDT 2009

I have a fresh anecdote of practical impact of the slow documentation 

The first bit of code I try to run from the Snooze tutorial takes over 9 
minutes on a fast computer, before it attempts to connect to the database.

It installs a lot of small PLaneT packages in these 9+ minutes, and 
seems to spend most of that time crunching documentation.

(That's with reasonably fast Internet, PLTCOLLECTS unset, DrScheme 
memory limit off, lots of RAM, and no swap space in use, otherwise idle 
2GHz dual-core, on Linux.)


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