Subject: Re: Summary: Thoughts on implementing Scheme in C
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 18 Nov 2000 07:54:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <8v5cjg$h3qb$>
Matthias Blume  <see@my.sig> wrote:
| "felix" <> writes:
| > Even carefully done, a native (in the sense of "generating
| > processor-specific code" - not via C) implementation is
| > BY DEFINITION not more portable than C)!
| > Wouldn't you agree?
| Sure.
| And therefore, if one is willing to take the step to non-portable C,
| one might as well go all the way and do things right.

That doesn't follow. "Doing things right" -- if by which you mean
implementing an entire native code generator -- on N different
platforms is certain to be a *LOT* more effort than coding the
few bits of #ifdefs needed to make the C code run "well enough"
on those same N platforms.


Rob Warnock, 31-2-510
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