"Strong typing vs. strong testing"
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Fri Oct 1 14:23:31 CEST 2010
"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <pjb at informatimago.com> wrote in message
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> rustom <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:
>> Much more mainstream, C# is almost as 'managed' as dynamic languages
>> and has efficiency comparable to C.
> Nothing extraordinary here. Common Lisp is more efficient than C.
It seems that to make Lisp fast, you have to introduce static typing. Which
is not much different to writing in C, other than the syntax.
> Actually, it's hard to find a language that has no compiler generating
> faster code than C...
But those implementers have to try very hard to beat C. Meanwhile C can be
plenty fast without doing anything special.
> When Intel will realize that 99% of its users are running VM
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