Thomas F. Burdick <tfb@conquest.OCF.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
| Dumping an image of a running Lisp server application is not the
| world's most common thing, it's a bit dangerous for a newbie from
| ST[*], but it's sometimes a good idea, and certainly possible and not
| rocket science. Here's how you would go about dumping an image of a
| typical web application: ...
It's also useful if you're trying to use Lisp for short-lived
processes such as CGI scripts and specialized system utilities.
Running a custom image is usually *far* faster than loading up
all the libraries your app needs.
And if you have a bunch of related apps [such as the above-mentioned
CGI scripts] that can share the same image, then execution is likely
to be even faster since your operating system will cache the Lisp
executable and image file in its buffer cache.
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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