[CM] Performance of S7

Massimiliano Gubinelli m.gubinelli at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 07:45:32 PST 2020

Dear Bil,

> On 31. Dec 2020, at 15:13, bil at ccrma.stanford.edu <bil at ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> I think the problem here is with-let -- it is blocking
> the normal optimizations that would otherwise speed
> up fib.  Here is an ugly substitute:
> (let ((temp-value #f))
>    (define *texmacs-module* (curlet))
>    (define-macro (tm-define head . body)
>      `(eval (list 'define ',head ', at body) *texmacs-module*))
>    (let ()
>        (tm-define fib (lambda (n) (if (< n 2) n (+ (fib (- n 1)) (fib (- n 2)))))))
>    (let ((n 40))
>        (format *stdout* "(fib ~A) : ~A \n" n (fib n))))
> There has to be a prettier way to do it!
> with-let should not be so paranoid...

 thanks, indeed it works for the small example. However the *real thing* still run as slow as before even with this replacement.

I've extracted the "real" tm-define and I attach a test case which indeed still show the slowness even using the "eval" trick.

I hope there is something to do about it. Even a trick would do, this is the only point in all the sources where I do some trickery with lets.


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