[plt-scheme] Speed up check-syntax

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 9 13:55:48 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Stephen Bloch <sbloch at adelphi.edu> wrote:
> Matthias asked:
>>>> Could we approximate parallelism with a 'niced' threading model?
> and Robby replied:
>> I think what you're asking is if the parallelism we get from the disk
>> and the cpu is already enough to get some speed up here(?). I'm not
>> sure.
> Forget about disk vs CPU; can't this be done in the eons between keystrokes?
>  Particularly since nobody is likely to hit "Check Syntax" as the first
> action after starting DrScheme.  There should be plenty of time while the
> user reads the screen, re-orients to the problem at hand, finds a spot in
> the source code, and makes an edit or two.

I find such behavior annoying in my OS and expect it would be the same
in DrScheme. Things will be sluggish while it is loading.

Nevertheless, I will try this if the parallelism stuff doesn't pan out.


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