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Re: Lisp (Dylan?) for Scientific Computing
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Lisp (Dylan?) for Scientific Computing
- From: email@example.com (Andrew LM Shalit)
- Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1992 10:21:20 -0500
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
At 9:43 AM 10/16/92 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
>I cannot see how the Dylan language is going to win the scientific
>computing community (or even a discernible fraction of it), if it is
>going to neglect the issue of floating point efficiency.
I hope nothing in the Dylan manual or in messages from Apple gave
you the impression that the Dylan language in general and our
implementations in particular are going to neglect the issue of
floating point efficiency. That most certainly is not the case.
Implementing efficient floating point numbers in a dynamic language
is more difficult than in a static language, but the technology
for doing so is known.