[plt-scheme] Performance Targets for MzScheme

From: Michael Sperber (sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
Date: Fri May 14 02:55:15 EDT 2004

>>>>> "Neil" == Neil W Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> writes:

Neil> Some SRFI reference implementation code contains some terribly
Neil> inefficient pieces.

Olin's SRFIs (which this thread has been about) are typically not
among them, though.  Generally, statements of this kind are completely
meaningless since "SRFI reference implementation code" is effectively just
"code written by somebody".  Replace accordingly in the above
statement, and there you go.

As others have identified, the problem in this case isn't the
inefficient SRFI code, but rather MzScheme's (comparatively)
inefficient compilation and execution of it.  Whether it's worth it to
approach this problem short-term by re-writing some of that stuff in
C, or to sink more efforts into decent native-code compilation is, I'd
think, up to the people willing to do the work.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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