How much faster?

Loading your plugins with Antidote is fast! It was designed with speed in mind.

A lot of sites recommend benchmarking with this simple, but outdated, method:

for i in $(seq 10); do
  /usr/bin/time zsh -lic exit

You can use that, however, zsh-bench provides a much better way to benchmark Zsh startup times. Have a look at how Antidote compares to other setups here.

The antidote developer regularly publishes zsh-bench results in his dotfiles repo.