Subject: Re: efficiency of Lisp compared to other progr. lang.?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/02/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>


|   First, assuming skilled and experienced programmers, on a typical
|   system using a reasonable mix of io and computation, Lisp is quite
|   competitive to other OO systems.  It's true that it can't quite match
|   C++ and other strongly and statically typed languages, in terms of raw
|   speed, but it's not that far off.

is this true?  with CMU CL 17f and PCL, I get faster execution, less code,
and faster compilation than I do with C++ and templates using GCC 2.7.2.
if "raw speed" includes programmer time to achieve a working system, Lisp
_cannot_ lose.

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