Performance: XSL runs very slowly under Saxon-JS
This is a strange performance issue.
I have tried to boil this down, but when I do so, the performance problem evaporates so I'm afraid there is a huge wodge of code here, for which I apologize.
When I run this stylesheet in XSLT, it runs in a few seconds. This is a direct translation of some XQuery code, which also runs in seconds. In node (or a browser), however it takes over a minute. If I run the full set of tests it takes 11 hours to run instead of half a minute.
I ran some basic profiling: it seems to be killing itself with GC if I'm reading this right. (see profile20230317.txt)
The script go.sh is how I'm running this; obviously all the paths and whatnot would need fixing. It is Saxon 12.0 to do the export to JSON and then xslt3.js to run it.
Saxon-JS 2.5, Saxon 12.0
Updated by Norm Tovey-Walsh 6 days ago
Thanks, Mary. I'll try to look at this next week.
Updated by Michael Kay 3 days ago
John Lumley points out that the example makes extensive use of packages. We may need to take a look at the SaxonJS code for binding cross-package component references (such as function calls), which has probably not been stress-tested.
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