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

Dorai Sitaram ds26gte at yahoo.com
Fri May 22 14:08:36 PDT 2009

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.


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