What If Python Replaced Elisp?
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Fri Mar 10 00:49:54 CET 2000
Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:
> >umm. does using an explicit syntax tree turn Lisp
> >into a statically typed language?
> No, but I don't see what this has to do with the point I was trying to
then I don't understand your point -- to compile
things efficiently, you need to know what types
your variables have.
in Python, you don't know that, no matter what
tree structure or byte code format you use.
> >Python's interpreter spends very little time decoding
> >the byte codes. it spends lots of time looking things
> >up in dictionaries, filling in call frames, creating bound
> >method objects, and preparing argument tuples, just
> >to name a few things...
> All of which can be eliminated with various optimization options.
really? please explain.
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