Subject: Re: Emacs and CL (was Re: More LispOS talk (was Re: Lisp subverts the world (was Re: ints vs fixnums (was Re: Java ... (was Re: ... (was Re: ...))))))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/03/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Sam Steingold <>
| With all due respect, this is not quite true, at least it needs a
| clarification.
| CLISP is ~800k + ~1,000k lispinit.mem (with UNICODE; or ~800k
| 8bit) = 1,8M (or 1,6M) on my linux box.  On the same platform, the guile
| executable is 4k and is < 500k.  I agree that any reasonable
| program will have to extend guile significantly, thus probably pushing
| its size above that of CLISP.  

  unfortunately, memory management and data matters quite a lot.