Quoth Faré <fahree@...>:
> On 25 February 2011 08:06, Sebastian Tennant <sebyte@...> wrote:
>> Anyway, the first time I ran the script, Quicklisp had to fetch all the
>> libraries from the Quicklisp repository before it could load/compile them. The
>> resulting core was 53452828 bytes (52M) in size (and Quicklisp certainly lived
>> up to its name).
>> I ran the script again, and this time no fetching was necessary. The resulting
>> core was 51425308 bytes (50M) in size.
>> That's my first observation and I've no doubt there are perfectly good reasons
>> for the discrepancy.
> Is it possible that the first time, you compiled the lisp files,
> whereas the second time you only loaded the fasl files?
> In that case, it might just be that the side-effects of compilation populate
> some data structures not present when you load the precompiled files.
My thinking entirely, but I doubt I could have expressed it so succinctly.