Something got very slow (very recently)

May 20, 2008
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Syracuse, NY, USA
I see evidence of this in several BTMs that I use often. Below is a simplification of it. This is a very recent development in v24 on Win7/32. I have run this test and similar ones many times; the results are always similar (v23 about 30 times faster than v24).

Code:
v:\> type slow.btm
timer
do i=1 to 100
        echo > nul
enddo
timer

v:\> ver & slow.btm

TCC  24.01.41   Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7601]
Timer 1 on: 16:19:33
Timer 1 off: 16:19:34  Elapsed: 0:00:00.92

v:\> g:\tc23\tcc /c ver ^& slow.btm

TCC  23.00.34   Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7601]
Timer 1 on: 16:19:43
Timer 1 off: 16:19:43  Elapsed: 0:00:00.03