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Re: dylan availability

    Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1992 14:57:29 -0500
    From: alms@cambridge.apple.com
    This really depends on what kind of implementation you want.  The
    Thomas compiler took four people four weeks, I believe (perhaps a bit
    less than that).  An optimizing native-code compiler with a first-rate
    development environment would take many person-years of implementation

... just like any other such industrial-strength compiler.  But this
old compiler writer thinks Dylan would be a bit easier to write compilers
for than a lot of them.  Still, most of the work involved in writing
a compiler is scarcely affected by the choice of language.