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Re: How best to produce a standalone executable with Guile?


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: How best to produce a standalone executable with Guile?
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:30:48 +0200
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Hi James,

James Cooper <address@hidden> writes:
> Am I correct in understanding that guild essentially is what the Guile
> runtime will use to compile my source files before executing them?

Not quite. Guile does create bytecode, and guild can create it, but this
also happens during normal execution.

For some tasty details see https://wingolog.org/archives/2014/01/19/elf-in-guile

> traditional executable is that I'm planning to run comparative benchmarking
> directly on equivalent versions of the same program in different languages,
> and I *think *that will work a lot better if I can specify an executable

This sounds pretty interesting. Before you run this, though, please get
the help of experienced Guile programmers. I have an example of a
string-handling procedure which got more than 160x faster thanks to help
from others here. No typo there: It really got more than
hundred-and-sixty-times faster.

Best wishes,
Arne
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