Cyber Surfer <email@example.com> wrote:
| In other words, "start up" metrics are only of interest to people who
| still think they're using a batch environment.
Or are using a system such as Unix in which "processes" are considered
to be composable elements of tasks. I wonder how you would deal with
the notion of, say, CGI-BIN scripts if the HTTP server and the CGI-BIN
interpreter/compiled-language were *not* [for whatever reason] the same
memory image or even written in the same language?
It is for applications like this -- as well as writing other "small"
scripts (and/or compiled programs) intended to be used in Unix pipes --
that I am concerned about start-up time.
Unfortunately, I see it as a fact(?) of the marketplace that if in order
to be useful a Lisp system has to take over *all* the applications of that
system, nobody will buy it. Conversely, if Lisp-based software can displace
this little piece and that little piece, then pretty soon...
Rob Warnock, 7L-551 firstname.lastname@example.org
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