Subject: Re: The origins of CL conditions system
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 22:18:54 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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D Herring  <> wrote:
| Aren't most lisps implemented using such static languages as 
| C and assembly?

No, that's another ancient "Lisp myth". Most Lisps with decent
compilers are written in Lisp, with perhaps a *tiny* amount
of C or assembler on the side to "get the world started" in
a C-dominated O/S. For just one example, CMUCL's executable
is ~350 KB of C-compiled binary machine code, which then
loads ~20 MB of Lisp-compiled binary machine code. So the C
code is only ~1.5% of the total binary code size.


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