Subject: Re: Which one, Lisp or Scheme?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/01/31
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Matthew R. Wette
| On a SPARCStation an Allegro CL uses *11 meg* to print "hello, world".
|                      SCM uses *1 meg* to print "hello, world".

this is very odd.  ACL 4.3 on my SPARCstation has a swap footprint close to
5M.  CMUCL has a swap footprint of about 1M.  scsh uses 9M, and MIT Scheme
eats 12M.

| CL requires more $$ for ram and disk.

some Scheme _implementations_ require far more RAM and disk than some
Common Lisp _implementations_, and vice versa, I'm sure.

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