[plt-scheme] Scheme performance

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Nov 14 14:44:30 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Scott McLoughlin <scott at adrenaline.com> wrote:
> I am glad along with you that PLT did the trick in better than adequate
> time, but I do wonder how much time was spent in RTS routines written in
> C/C++/asm and thus optimized by non-scheme compilers?

The niche of "scripting languages" is basically providing an simpler
interface to the OS runtime. This is a valid use case, even if it
doesn't say much about the performance of the language runtime. (I
expect Neil's case used quite a bit of pure Scheme code given he did
XML transformation.)


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