Subject: Re: data hygiene [Re: Why is Scheme not a Lisp?]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 16:02:11 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
> Lispworks generally does not inline even car or cdr as I have seen it,
> either, while Allegro CL makes them a single instruction.  (Good job!)

* Pekka P. Pirinen
| In case anyone is left with the wrong impression, LW does too (that
| was MCL Erann Gat was using, anyway).

  One does not need "impressions".  Just grab a trial edition, compile some
  test code with the appropriate declarations and disassemble.  I was
  fairly disappointed.  Even CMUCL did better.  Others may come to other
  conclusions with different code.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.