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Re: Improving LISP "grossly"
- To: BARMAR at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: Improving LISP "grossly"
- From: George J. Carrette <GJC at MIT-MC>
- Date: Fri ,24 Oct 80 13:03:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
I assume you were sort of joking with the suggestion.
But it sounds like you haven't heard of compilation.
The arguments to a function in compiled lisp code are simply
pushed onto a stack as they are computed. Far more efficient
than the LAMBDA-BINDING (actually SPEC-BINDING), you mention,
and also more efficient than using global variables.