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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken benchmarks

From: Brian Naylor
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken benchmarks
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 09:35:46 -0700 (PDT)

> > Perhaps if we were to produce a scheme front end for gcc or something
> > similar the problem would go away...
> You are not the first who had this idea. The GCC source-code is
> definitely too big and complex for me, but I don't know about others.

Why is knowledge of the GCC source required?  Since GCC supports tail-calls,
doesn't that already help?  Chicken produces tail-call code, and GCC supports
tail-call code... I'd like to better understand the issue here.

> I think it is probably more rewarding is a decent, free
> R5RS compiler targeting x86 machine code, with an open design
> that can incorporate experimental extensions easily.

I like the C target, since it can be moved to other architectures easily. 
Giving this up seems like a major loss.

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