[Openmcl-devel] Speed, compilers and multi-core processors

mikel evins mevins at mac.com
Sat May 23 00:19:02 UTC 2009


On May 22, 2009, at 4:08 PM, Dorai Sitaram wrote:

>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Dan Weinreb <dlw at itasoftware.com>
>
>> Has anyone here tried out ABCL (Armed Bear Common Lisp)?  It runs
>> on the JVM and is supposed to be Common Lisp.
>
>
> It's a conventional, no-surprises Common Lisp, very usable, about 6  
> to 8 times
> slower than SBCL on my smallish programs tex2page and club3.   It  
> might be much
> slower for larger applications.  I didn't see much by way of  
> documentation, so I
>
> don't know if offers any nifty stuff beyond Ansi CL.

It's also possible that it would be faster for large apps, depending  
on how they're organized. The performance profile of the JVM tends to  
bias benchmarks results against short-running programs and in favor of  
long-running ones, especially when using it with the -server flag.

--me




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