A Comparison Of Dynamic and Static Languiges

sturlamolden sturlamolden at yahoo.no
Sat Oct 21 21:35:58 CEST 2006

atbusbook at aol.com wrote:

> c#: mono
> perl: perl 5.8.8
> python: python 2.4.2
> ruby: ruby 1.8.4

And why would any of this tell you anything about static versus dynamic
languages? The languages you list are all dependent on different
runtimes, and your results will simply reflect that. It would not tell
you anything about how the dynamic or static nature of the language
affects the execution speed.

Common Lisp is dynamic just like Python, and there are interpreted and
compiled implementations of it. It is common knowledge that interpreted
Lisp is "slow". Fewer know that compiled Lisp runs nearly at the speed
of C, albeit being a dynamic language. So how would you conclude if you
added a compiled implementation of Common Lisp to your list?

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