Saturday, November 13, 2010

Clozure Common Lisp 1.6 has been released

Although I have used SBCL for more consulting work than Clozure CL, I have started using Clozure for more of my own projects. One thing I prefer is that standalone applications built with Clozure are about 10 megabytes smaller than apps built with SBCL. Release notes

2 comments:

patrickdlogan said...

Mark, how does the size overhead vary with the size of the app per se? ie does that 10mb difference remain steady as the app grows? I just recently started with sbcl and only barely touched clozure CL a year or so ago. Thanks!

Mark Watson, author and consultant said...

Hello Patrick,

I am travelling, and I don't have Clozure CL installed on my laptop. That said, I think the 10 MB overhead was constant, regardless on the size of application code. I don't know what the relative size would be on a huge application or, for example, a few hundred thousand lines of code. Also there might be a difference in data storage efficiency.

-Mark