Subject: Re: Floating Point speed in Common Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/03/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher J. Vogt
| Older versions of ACL, however where as I described, as are current
| versions of LWW and MCL.

  FWIW, "Allegro Common Lisp" is used both for the Windows and the Unix
  version of Franz Inc's product line.  the Windows version is a cheap and
  slow CLtL1 implementation with CLOS added -- I was very disappointed with
  it.  however, its main fortés are its small size and the GUI builder.
  the Unix version purports to be conforming to ANSI Common Lisp (and is
  very close), is fast and holds very high quality -- I have been very
  satisfied with it.  if all you have is ACL for Windows, the Unix version
  is like it's from a different world.  (actually, it's from a different
  vendor, some years back.)

  the latest releases of these products are ACL 3.0.2 for Windows, ACL 4.3
  for Linux, ACL 4.3.1 for Unix, and ACL 4.3.2 for NT, which is based on
  the Unix version plus the GUI builder for Windows NT, and I understand it
  is a preliminary release towards ACL 5.0.

  religious cult update in light of new scientific discoveries:
  "when we cannot go to the comet, the comet must come to us."