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Re: Test reader speed of Guile 3.0.6

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Test reader speed of Guile 3.0.6
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:40:37 +0100

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:39 PM Han-Wen Nienhuys <> wrote:
> > there’s a Guile 3.0.6 release planned that includes a rewrite of the
> > reader in Scheme. It has speed in the same order of magnitude as the
> > previous reader but might have different performance characteristics.
> >
> > If I remember correctly, lilypond uses the reader a lot, so if you have
> > a test-system with lilypond on Guile 3, could you test how running
> > lilypond with the current Guile master from git affects lilypond?
> last time I looked, building GUILE 3 from source was truly glacial,
> making this kind of thing annoying to check.
> You say "same order of magnitude". Do you have benchmarks so we know
> what to expect?

Also, as Harm describes, the build requires gperf, but you autoconf
script doesn't check for it, as it should.

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