Subject: Re: Performance tuning
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 06 Dec 2000 01:57:12 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Gareth McCaughan
| It would be interesting to know whether it's easier to make an MD5
| perform well in CMU CL, which can do a pretty good job (better than
| any other CL, I think) of handling machine-word-sized integers.  Of
| course, the likely result would be an implementation that works well
| under CMU CL and appallingly badly on other Common Lisps, which might
| be a pity.

  I don't think that's a pity.  As long as we can specify the behavior
  such that it can be used the same way in every implementation, I don't
  care how implementation-specific the implementation is.
  "When you are having a bad day and it seems like everybody is trying
   to piss you off, remember that it takes 42 muscles to produce a
   frown, but only 4 muscles to work the trigger of a good sniper rifle."
								-- Unknown