Michael Lenaghan

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comment Scheme vs Common Lisp: Which characteristics made a difference in your project?
@SuperElectric: We did our evaluation maybe four years ago or so. In a sense, though, that doesn't matter; the moral of the story is: figure out what core capabilities you need and make sure the tool meets them. Once you've done that you can look at libraries and such. (I'm assuming that the core capabilities can't be added but libraries can be.)
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comment Scheme vs Common Lisp: Which characteristics made a difference in your project?
"Wow, that must have been some really horrible Delphi code if it somehow managed to perform 3-6x slower than a Lisp implementation!" Right, I'll count that as my fail for not explaining it better. The Lisp implementation was able to transform user expressions into Lisp expressions--a trivially easy process--and then compile the Lisp expressions to native code (with full optimization). That's the meaning of Greenspun's Tenth Rule.
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answered Scheme vs Common Lisp: Which characteristics made a difference in your project?