Benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp?
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Fri Nov 16 14:49:33 CET 2001
>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Lakeland <dlakelan at sil-no.spam-con.com> writes:
Daniel> In article <7xhervy3v9.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>, "Paul Rubin"
Daniel> <phr-n2001d at nightsong.com> wrote:
>> "Daniel Lakeland" <dlakelan at sil-no.spam-con.com> 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
That is still true today and for the foreseeable future as well.
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