[plt-scheme] Three hopefully easy questions

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 12 08:57:41 EDT 2006

At Mon, 12 Jun 2006 08:41:58 -0400, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> > 2. Is the next version of PLT going to use a JIT?  I heard somewhere 
> > it would.
> v350 is about to come out and will have a JIT. The recently revised 
> benchmark results on the shootout site are highly encouraging. It looks 
> competitive with Python now.

In cases where MzScheme is many times as fast as Python, that's the

Where MzScheme is a little faster or a little slower, the recent
improvements have nothing to do with the JIT. Those benchmarks are
about effective libraries and effective use of libraries, and
improvements were mostly a matter of revising the benchmarked code.


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