[racket] Is racket suitable for such a project?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 12 12:12:30 EST 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:11 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> The Racket VM startup time is longer than it used to be, and I no longer
> use it often as a quick command-line calculator.  (If filesystem and
> libraries aren't in Linux caches, it's almost 4 seconds before REPL prompt
> on my workstation.)  That might not have to be a problem for an
> onion-router, however, even if you're starting up lots of processes (since
> you might be able to start worker processes before they're needed).
No on topic, I know, but this is probably because of a different amount of
code loaded (I'm not sure which version we're comparing against, tho).

You could probably try this if you wish to return those days:

  racket -vl racket/base -e '(read-eval-print-loop)'

For me that starts up about 4x faster (.1 second vs .4 seconds, but on a
machine that has warm caches) than this:

  racket -vl racket/base -e '(read-eval-print-loop)'

which is roughly an explicated version of the no-command-line arguments

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