[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Tue Apr 1 17:33:57 PST 2003


begin  Martin Pool  quotation:
> On  1 Apr 2003, Nick Moffitt <nick@zork.net> wrote:
> > begin  Martin Pool  quotation:
> > > Anyhow, if GNOME was written in Lisp, which of the 20-odd
> > > incompatible free interpreters would it use?
> > 
> > 	It would most certainly be compiled.  Interpreters are very
> > nice development environments, but they just don't cut it for
> > performance.
> 
>   s/interpreters/implementations/

	I don't know.  They implemented an object system in C, so
they'd have probably turned guile into something big and fruity with
all the GOOPS magic.  

	So long as it meets R5RS, who cares?  

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