[plt-scheme] nonstandard installation

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 28 11:37:00 EST 2008

Where are you measuring the slowdown? Something like this:

> (time (let loop ([n (expt 10 8)]) (unless (zero? n) (loop (- n 1)))))

? Or some other task?


On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Prabhakar Ragde <plragde at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> We have a heterogenous network of mostly Solaris servers for undergraduate
> computing. Our sysadmins use a locally-brewed software distribution system
> which involves building on one machine and pushing files to other machines.
> Thus their installation of PLT Scheme will not run setup-plt on a
> destination machine (except the build machine).
> I asked a tutor to build a copy of PLT Scheme from scratch in their local
> account, and in running a trivial program, the "user time" of the local
> mzscheme is twice as fast as the officially-installed version.
> What might cause this problem, and what can I suggest to the sysadmins to
> fix it that might be consistent with the way they do things? Thanks. --PR
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