[isabelle-dev] Purpose of additional HOL images
makarius at sketis.net
Mon Jan 7 13:06:49 CET 2013
This is a left-over from the isabelle build reform from last summer: Do
the additional HOL images still have a purpose? Notably:
If it is just for experimentation, these session can be easily provided by
1 line each in $ISABELLE_HOME_USER/ROOT
Here is the timing I get for "isabelle build -j4 -a" on 8 cores (approx.
0:16:11 elapsed time, 3:09:42 cpu time, factor 11.72 -- with
0:15:53 elapsed time, 3:03:34 cpu time, factor 11.55 -- without
That is clearly noticeable. Having more images in parallel to main HOL
and HOL-Proofs also sucks up CPU cycles that are needed for the initial
start. The main HOL image alone requires << 2min.
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