[Openmcl-devel] I knew format was slow, but this slow ??

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Thu Oct 2 10:32:49 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2 Oct 2003, Sven Van Caekenberghe wrote:

> I knew format was slow, but can it be really this slow ??
> Note that the difference between 10 and 100 iterations in the first
> loop results not in a 10-fold difference in time, but a 100-fold
> difference - so its gets exponentially slower !
> The write-string version is almost a 1000 times faster, is this still
> normal ? Also note the extreme differences in memory allocation.

Not that it should be (very) relevant, but what was the value of
*PRINT-PRETTY* when you tried this ?  Of (the even less relevant)

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