Hi, regarding the recent thread about Archzoom, I was thinking of its performance as a separate issue from some of the performance issues of tla itself. In my brief understanding of Archzoom, it operates kind of like cgi scripts of the early web where mod-perl achieved better performance by being resident in a server context.
So the high CPU load of Archzoom may suggest that it would be beneficial for tla to be able to operate in a resident manner to carry out operations from a client such as a perl script.
Of course this may relate back to a lot of Tom's writings about "libify" tla, having a scripting layer, etc. The work of making the tla internals into a library is largely already in place... so if I have time I may try to look into making tla to run like a daemon... for web style applications. Of course anyone who wants to do this would be greatly encouraged...
Using a small scripting language to drive the library... maybe something nice to try as well..