Subject: Re: Interpreters (was: Lisp in hardware)
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 08:35:58 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Alexander Burger  <> wrote:
| I'm quite surprised how little some people who posted to this thread
| seem to understand about the inner workings of an interpreter.

Including yourself, perhaps?  ;-}

| They keep on talking about the efficiency of lexical binding, which is
| true for compiled code, but which is not given for an interpreter.

You're wrong. See Christian Queinnec's "Lisp in Small Pieces",
especially the chapter on "Fast Interpretation". This is all
very old technology which you have apparently missed...


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