Subject: Re: Lisp vs. Java vs. C++ speed comparison time?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 03:07:38 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Andr� Thieme  <> wrote:
| Dmitry Kim schrieb:
| > imho, "Latency vs. Throughput Tests" is an interesting issue. on my box
| > 'guile -e quit' takes 200+ ms -- thus, when the whole test case run
| > takes 300 ms, what we measure is mostly startup time. afair, both cmucl
| > and java [bytecode interpreter] startup times are quite noticeable too.
| Yes.. this startup time really is noticeable.

Must be a slow machine. On my laptop[1], "guile -e quit" takes ~30ms,
and "cmucl -noinit -eval '(quit)'" takes ~14ms. [The "-noinit" is 'cuz
my default init file's kinda long.]


[1] H-P ze4650 with AMD Mobile Athlon XP2500+ (1.855 GHz), running
    CMUCL-18e (FreeBSD native binaries) under FreeBSD 4.9.

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