I'm getting much faster startup times.  

And the initial freeze when loading a file after initial startup - is that 
actually faster or has it been amortized using lazy techniques? 

On Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:35:43 PM UTC-5, Matthew Butterick wrote:
> > On Nov 19, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Matthew Flatt <mfl...@cs.utah.edu 
> <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > 
> > Although Racket-on-Chez is not yet ready to replace the existing 
> > implementation of Racket for most purposes, it should generally work 
> > now --- and it might even be useful for some purposes. Many, many 
> > details have to be right for Racket-on-Chez to assemble itself into a 
> > snapshot distribution, so this is a significant milestone. 
> Thank you for the all your effort & hard work to get Racket-on-Chez this 
> far. 
> This week, I've gone over to using the Racket-on-Chez snapshots 
> exclusively. They are stable & fast enough for everything I do with Racket. 
> There are bugs, of course, though so far all small. And Matthew has been 
> fixing them as fast as I can file them. 
> For that matter, if you've ever wondered "what can I do to improve 
> Racket-on-Chez, without being a 1337 h4x0r?" I suggest that you also use 
> the snapshots and file bugs. Because that will make Racket-on-Chez better, 
> sooner, for everyone. 
> One tip, if you haven't used the snapshots before (I hadn't): I've 
> switched to installing my own packages in "--scope user" rather than 
> "--scope installation". This keeps the packages out of the snapshot folder, 
> so the snapshot can be easily replaced without disturbing the rest. 
> To infinity and beyond.

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