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Re: Always using let*


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Always using let*
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:47:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Lisps such as Common Lisp were specifically designed
> with this parallel evaluation in mind. The spec (and
> CLTL(2))

CLTL(2) = "Common Lisp The Language", 2nd edition, by
Guy Steele.

Here it is, as a PDF - 1097 pages, according to
'exiftool':

http://www.lispmachine.net/books/common_lisp_the_language.pdf

> Whether a given Common Lisp implementation takes
> advantage of this inherent parallelism is optional.
> Likewise for the other explicitly parallel constructs
> in CL.
>
> For `psetf', for example, CLTL says that "the
> assignments of new values are done in parallel. ..."

Again, what do you mean by "parallel"? Is it parallel
(i.e., truly concurrent) computation on different CPUs
(cores), or is it some other kind of parallelism or
pipelining?

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