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Extending the address space of MIT Cscheme (long reply)
Date: Wed, 4 May 88 22:02:40 edt
From: jinx@CHAMARTIN.AI.MIT.EDU (Guillermo J. Rozas)
... few Lisp implementations (if any) can currently match the speed that
can be obtained from C or FORTRAN in numeric code. What's wrong with
coding a commonly used procedure in a language which will make it more
efficient? Please show me a Lisp which can compete with C in this regard.
If you manage to do this, I strongly suspect that the number of arcane
declarations in the Lisp code will make it at least as unreadable as C, so
you're no better off.
I was under the impression that LISP's numeric inefficiency was, in general, a
fallacy. Didn't MacLISP generate better numeric code than DEC's FORTRAN, some