strangest systems I've sent email from

ben bfranchuk at
Wed May 11 19:41:40 CDT 2016

On 5/11/2016 5:54 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
> 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.

But List still sequential processing as far as I can see? How do you 
speed that up?

> 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).

Well GC is every Tuesday here. :)

> --Toby

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