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Re: help to get this running faster

From: Mikael Djurfeldt
Subject: Re: help to get this running faster
Date: 03 Sep 2000 23:30:57 +0200
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David Pirotte <address@hidden> writes:

> can people familiar with guile help me to get the following code optimised

1. The support for optional arguments is currently slow.  Don't use
   this in inner loops.

2. Guile's implementation of continuations is heavy.  Again, avoid
   this in inner loops.

3. `read-line' is currently an interpreted Scheme closure.  We should
   optimize this, but haven't got to it yet.  If you can use the
   low-level %read-line as a temporary kludge, this will speed up your

We'll soon introduce some optimizations which will generally speed up
handling of strings in Guile.

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