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Numeric efficiency in dylan (or lisp in general)

I think, it is not necessary for dynamic typed languages to produce highly
efficient numeric code - I doubt, if it is possible at all. Instead of that
one should require that such languages should be "integrable" into the
brave new software world so that one is able to call foreign functions from
dynamic typed languages and vice versa. That does not mean that I neglect
the possibility of generating efficient num. code from lisp, but in general
it will be only possible to reach a numeric efficiency which is "comparable
- half as fast as" to FORTRAN or C.
-- ulrich
E.Ulrich Kriegel, ulrich.kriegel@isst.fhg.de, (++49 30) 20372-346 
Fraunhofer Institute for Software Engineering and Systems Engineering
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