On 8 February 2010 10:37, Erik Winkels <aerique@...> wrote:
> It seems the Google AI Challenge will be using SBCL for Common Lisp
> submissions. Given the way they run the submissions on the server side
> I've opted to go with the "--script" commandline switch for loading
> the bot.
> Are there any caveats, especially speed-wise? I can't really imagine it,
> since AFAIK I know the final code will be the same as if it was loaded
> and compiled by ASDF, but I just want to be sure.
Yes and no. Using script and .lisp files means you compile your code
every time -- and unless the compilation time is noise in comparison
to the time it takes to run it you probably want to avoid that.
If fast startup is important, I would use an executable core. (No idea
how feasible this is given the setup, though.)