Benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp?

Raymond Toy toy at
Fri Nov 16 14:49:33 CET 2001

>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Lakeland <dlakelan at> writes:

    Daniel> In article <7xhervy3v9.fsf at>, "Paul Rubin"
    Daniel> <phr-n2001d at> wrote:

    >> "Daniel Lakeland" <dlakelan at> writes:
    >>> On a similar type of program I worked on in CMUCL it would run plenty
    >>> fast at home on my 233 MHz PII and then when I took it to work and ran
    >>> it on a 400 Mhz Sparq or something like that, it would be a dog.
    >>> Turned out that consing was a big problem, and the x86 had a
    >>> generational collector, whereas the Sparq had a mark-sweep.
    >> CMUCL uses different GC's on different platforms?  Or do you mean you
    >> were using CMUCL on one box and a different CL on the other?

    Daniel> Yes CMUCL uses (or used in Feb 2000) different GC's on different
    Daniel> platforms.

That is still true today and for the foreseeable future as well.


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