[racket-dev] Using clang to Build Racket on Mac OS X

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed Jul 27 12:30:19 EDT 2011

50 minutes ago, Will M. Farr wrote:
> I believe that the resulting native code libraries make racket run
> faster, but haven't run any detailed tests (there was quite a gap
> between my last gcc-based build and my first clang-based one, so the
> improvements may also be due to Racket development).

To see a difference you should make sure that you're timing some code
that runs at the C level -- since racket code gets jitted the same
anyway.  (Maybe compilation could be faster since there's a lot of
syntax work and that's mostly at the C side.)

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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