[plt-scheme] nonstandard installation

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Fri Nov 28 11:47:44 EST 2008

Robby Findler wrote:
> 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?

Measuring outside mzscheme, using the Unix 'time' command, with 
something as simple as

time mzscheme -e '(display "text\n")'

shows the difference in the "user" time reported. (It is about 1 second 
for the locally-built version and close to 2 seconds for the installed 
version -- those seem excessive compared to 0.3 seconds on my laptop, 
but there the JIT can do its magic...).

I'll try the expression quoted above. --PR

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