Benefits of moving from Python to Common Lisp?

Daniel Lakeland dlakelan at
Fri Nov 16 02:47:06 CET 2001

In article <7xhervy3v9.fsf at>, "Paul Rubin"
<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?

Yes CMUCL uses (or used in Feb 2000) different GC's on different

Daniel Lakeland
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