Subject: Re: DrScheme is great
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 29 Jan 2001 04:38:37 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <952s4d$5d33f$>
Shriram Krishnamurthi <> wrote:
| "felix" <> writes:
| > Why do you think CHICKEN code is slow? The idea was to be faster
| > than DrScheme. CHICKEN is certainly faster than DrScheme. 
| Gee, there's a ringing endorsement. ...
| DrScheme is not exactly a speed giant.

Nor does it claim to be. In fact, in the FAQ on "Memory and Performance"
it very clearly says:

	Why do programs run more slowly in DrScheme than in other Scheme
	implementations (including PLT's own MzScheme)? 

	Programs run more slowly in DrScheme because DrScheme inserts
	extra checks into a program to provide information about the
	location of run-time errors. The MzScheme and MrEd languages
	(as opposed to MzScheme Debug and MrEd Debug) do not annotate
	programs in this way. 

So I for one would be much more interested to know how CHICKEN compares
to standalone *MzScheme* rather than DrScheme...


Rob Warnock, 31-2-510
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