From: "B. Robert Helm" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Congratulations on the static linker advances! Just out of curiosity:
could you post the results of:
/usr/bin/time perl -e "exit"
on the machine you used in the abovementioned message?
Sure. Here you go. I repeat the vm+scsh startup time below, as well.
Perl is still slightly faster -- but its byte-compiler is written in C,
not byte-compiled Scheme, so the parsing and compilation of "(exit)" is
probably going to be a bit slower in S48 than perl.
% /usr/bin/time perl -e "exit"
0.13 real 0.01 user 0.02 sys
% /usr/bin/time ./vm+scsh -- -c "(exit)"
0.11 real 0.07 user 0.03 sys