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toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed May 11 18:54:00 CDT 2016
On 2016-05-11 7:43 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> If we'd had 4 decades of effort aimed at fast Lisp Machines, I think
> we'd have them.
Compiled Lisp, even on generic hardware, is fast. Fast enough, in fact,
that it obviated Symbolics. (More in Richard P. Gabriel's history of
Lucid.) See also: The newly open sourced Chez Scheme.
The myths around garbage collection are also thick, but gc doesn't
impede efficiency except under conditions of insufficient headroom (long
documented by research old and new).
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