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Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Any thoughts on performance woes?

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Any thoughts on performance woes?
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:18:55 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Felix Winkelmann scripsit:

> That there are so many implementors in the Lisp and Scheme community
> probably makes this irrational emphasis on (execution-time)
> performance so apparent in these groups. Or it's the remains of the
> trauma of the AI-Winter, I don't know (and I don't care anymore.)

I believe it's older than that.  There was a steady drumbeat of 
"Lisp is too slow to be usable" practically from the 1950s onward,
and you can still find it in certain ignorant quarters.  As a result,
the Lisp/Scheme community acts like the traumatized victim of a bully.
There are certain other language communities that do the same things
or the same reasons.

John Cowan        address@hidden
C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant
le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux,
de rapport nyait pas.               --Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"

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