Odd Benchmarks
A simple benchmark where one tries to set a value in a CLOS-object and in a hash-table, compares how much time this takes. The source may be found at http://www.ii.uib.no/~stig/set-speed-lisp.tar (The benchmark was doen because I was uncertain of whether to use slots or a hash-table for an application).

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SLOT-SETTING TEST on CMU Common Lisp release x86-linux 3.0.8 18c+ 31 December 2001 build 3030
Setting via an accessor [1000000 accesses]:
Evaluation took:
  0.19 seconds of real time
  0.19 seconds of user run time
  0.0 seconds of system run time
  1 page fault and
  0 bytes consed.
Setting via SLOT-VALUE [1000000 accesses]:
Evaluation took:
  1.37 seconds of real time
  1.31 seconds of user run time
  0.03 seconds of system run time
  0 page faults and
  0 bytes consed.
Setting in EQ-table [1000000 accesses](10000 objs already in table):
Evaluation took:
  0.92 seconds of real time
  0.75 seconds of user run time
  0.03 seconds of system run time
  0 page faults and
  0 bytes consed.
Setting in EQL-table [1000000 accesses](10000 objs already in table):
Evaluation took:
  1.38 seconds of real time
  1.0 seconds of user run time
  0.06 seconds of system run time
  0 page faults and
  0 bytes consed.
Setting in EQUAL-table [1000000 accesses](10000 objs already in table):
Evaluation took:
  2.09 seconds of real time
  2.01 seconds of user run time
  0.04 seconds of system run time
  0 page faults and
  0 bytes consed.
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