[plt-scheme] MzScheme on the alioth benchmarks

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 19 04:06:22 EDT 2006

At Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:04:59 +0100 (BST), Ewan Higgs wrote:
> I took a quick glance at the
> MzScheme scores on the Alioth benchmarks[1] to compare
> it with Python (a popular scripting language) and
> noticed that MzScheme wasn't doing so well.
> Has anyone looked into this before? If so, do they
> happen to know if it's a compiler issue? Would it be
> possible to try porting Termite to MzScheme and use a
> Termite implementation to boost the score?

I expect that Termite is implemented on top of continuations, which is
the root of the problem for MzScheme's threads --- so porting Termite
seems unlikely to help.

Improving thread/continuation performance definitely requires changing
the run-time system.


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