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Re: Floating point types in MCL...
- To: info-mcl
- Subject: Re: Floating point types in MCL...
- From: email@example.com (Mark Johnson)
- Date: 26 Nov 91 13:46:25 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.mcl
- Organization: Brown University Department of Computer Science
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- Reply-to: email@example.com (Mark Johnson)
- Sender: brunix!news
I'm afraid I must second this. While I understand the technical
reasons for allocating floats on the heap rather than as immediate
values (see the section on implementation in the 2.0 manual),
it really does make many calculations unbearably slow.
Is this really the price one pays for having no obligatory type declarations,
and if so, is it worth it? I keep a C compiler around primarily
because I know that anytime I need to do fast f.p. calculations
I can't use my preferred languages, Prolog and Lisp.