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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken benchmarks

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken benchmarks
Date: 18 Sep 2002 09:42:40 -0400
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Felix <address@hidden> writes:
> But note that it doesn't really make sense to compare
> Bigloo (or Scheme->C or Stalin, for that matter) with Chicken,
> Gambit or other compilers that can handle full tail-call
> optimization and first class continuations. Providing support for
> these constructs means an implementer has to pay a certain price
> for *all* code (except when you can generate pure native code,
> where you have a little bit more flexibility).

Actually it doesn't. It is only a price to be paid if you are going to
compile into C which doesn't support tail calls.

Perhaps if we were to produce a scheme front end for gcc or something
similar the problem would go away...


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