[plt-scheme] nonstandard installation

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Fri Nov 28 12:01:27 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?


The above takes 372/374/0 on my MacBook Pro (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo).

It takes 101920/111723/0 for the installed Solaris version.

When I crank it down to (expt 10 7) and run it, I get 9730/9897/0 for 
the installed version and 11210/11226/0 for the locally-built version.

I think the lesson is to not use Solaris. Pity that that's where all our 
autotesting is currently done. --PR

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