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Re: MCL's floating point performance
- To: info-mcl
- Subject: Re: MCL's floating point performance
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Erann Gat)
- Date: 27 Oct 92 18:21:21 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.mcl
- Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- References: <9210271701.AA05126@cambridge.apple.com>
- Sender: email@example.com (Usenet)
In article <9210271701.AA05126@cambridge.apple.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill St. Clair) writes:
>A few notes on Erann Gat's floating point compiler:
I was wondering if anyone had noticed!
>It is available for anonymous FTP from cambridge.apple.com in the
>It needs to be loaded before it can be compiled.
>Nit: I find it's inclusion of the following form to be antisocial (both
>because it modifies parts of my world that are not its business and
>because it takes a long time to evaluate):
> (if (fboundp s)
> (eval `(defvar ,s ',(symbol-function s)))))
>This form can be commented out with the addition of a few "#'"s in
>front of function names.
Oops, sorry about that. FPC was originally written in Common T, a T-in-
Common-Lisp compatibility package written by Jim Firby. Because Common T
is about ten times bigger than FPC I just culled out the necessary bits
and included them. That form was a quick hack to make the world look more
like T. I actually intended to take it out before releasing FPC, but I
forgot. Mea culpa. (#' is a silly convention anyhow! ;-)
Erann "double your money back if not completely satisfied" Gat
email@example.com <-- Note temporary email address. Robotics is ill.