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cl-faster-input A project for exploring and improving large files input, parsing, and processing in the Common Lisp applications.

Standard read-line function is being blamed often for being too slow and inefficient. Lisp offers a number of alternatives for reading and processing text files and large logs.

This project will explore them all.

Check current benchmark results at the project wiki.

How to reproduce:

  1. clone this repository into the quickllisp/local-projects directory (or any other, but don't forget to symlink the .asd file!)

  2. start your lisp

  3. load the benchmarks: (ql:quickload :cl-faster-input)

  4. run the benchmarks by executing one of:

(fio:benchmark-count-lines)
(fio:benchmark-mmap)
(fio:benchmark-read-line)

Any suggestions, corrections and ideas are welcome!