[pypy-dev] Re: Fwd: michele.simionato at gmail.com: ACCU conference aftermath

Sanghyeon Seo sanxiyn at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 02:41:42 CEST 2005

Michele Simionato wrote:
> > As I told you in the conference, I think you should check in the
> > Lisp/Scheme world where there is an astonishingly amount of
> > knowledge about JIT and in general about compiling to C code fast.

Michael Hudson wrote:
> While not disputing the general thrust of this, I would say that I am
> aware of *no* work on using run-time information to improve
> compilation in a Lisp or a Scheme system (this surprises me, and I
> have looked for it a bit, but I may have missed something).

This surprises me too.

> Also, very few serious common lisp implementations go via C (the only
> one I can think of that does is GCL).

Yes, GCL compiles to C, and there's also ECL (which I found to be interesting
recently): http://ecls.sourceforge.net/

In general, all KCL(Kyoto Common Lisp)-derived CL implementations go
via C, and they all share the common root.

Seo Sanghyeon

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