Could Python supplant Java?

James J. Besemer jb at
Fri Aug 23 14:25:51 CEST 2002

Paul Rubin wrote:

> There was a famous paper by Howard Trickey in Sigplan Notices in 1988
> where he compared a C++ and Lisp implementation of the same fairly
> large problem.  I just googled around for it but it doesn't seem to be
> online.  I think it would be relevant to this discussion.  I might try
> to find a copy at the library or something.

Damn.  I threw out 25 years' accumulation of acm literature just a few years
ago.  It was just gathering dust.

I wonder if it's online in the ACM online library?  Probably not for 1988.

Sounds very interesting if you can find it.  If you send me a copy I can scan
it in if you can't.



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