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Poor Sun timings, as competition...
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 90 11:24 EDT
From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)
The sentence immediately before the first one in your quote above was,
"I brought a tape containing the source to our *Lisp Simulator, and
compiled and loaded it on the XL1200 in the demo room." The 14 minute
time was on the XL1200. It took 40 minutes on the 3630.
And you also said it took 19 minutes with the production compiler on the
Sun. So, now that the battle is over, who won?
Also, if you are most interested in "a heavy edit-compile-run cycle",
then perhaps you could comment on how well the Sun development
environment supports a programmer spoiled by Genera. My opinion is
that the Suns are quite usable, but still have a long way to go to be
in the same league as Genera.
Well, I don't care for the Sun as a development environment, but many of
our developers get along pretty well. Most of the Lispm users here had
been using them since about release 4 or 5, so their work habits didn't
include use of presentations; therefore, they don't miss the ability to
click on everything in sight.
Ignorance is bliss.