Subject: Re: MD5 in LISP and abstraction inversions
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 16:05:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Juliusz Chroboczek
| It is most definitely possible to write portable Common Lisp code that
| is efficient in one implementation.  It is very difficult, and possibly
| impossible, to write Common Lisp code that is portably efficient.

  Do you think this is because of the implementations or the language?  I
  think it is because of the implementations and the lack of pressure from
  their users to be (more) efficient.

  If you write code that is explicit in all its assumptions, a compiler
  _should_ be able to produce optimal machine code.

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