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Chris Hanson cmhanson at
Wed May 18 02:58:16 CDT 2016

On May 11, 2016, at 5:41 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
> 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?

Lisp has had data structures beyond lists for decades.

You don’t think a CLOS object is implemented as lists of lists of lists, do you?

  -- Chris

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