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Re: Poor Sun timings, as competition...

    Date: Tue, 31 Jul 90 14:18 CDT
    From: William D. Gooch <gooch@TIJERAS.SW-SW.Dialnet.Symbolics.COM>

	Date: Tue, 31 Jul 90 13:54 EDT
	From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)

	    o Compiler is slow.

	I first mentioned this to the person who asked me to use compilation as
	the benchmark.  I said that compilation speed is not something Symbolics
	has worked on significantly.  His response is that he doesn't care *why*
	compiling his code takes a long time in Genera.  If compilation speed is
	his concern, then he'll prefer the system with the fastest compiler.

    Bubba sez: M-sh-C.  And as he has said before, ignorance is truly bliss
    (even the truth is relative). 

I'm not sure whether our Lispm programmers are familiar with this or
not.  On the Sun, m-sh-C is equivalent to the Lispm c-sh-C (because
ASCII doesn't provide a way to represent control-shift), and it's used
quite a bit.