[TUHS] lisp challenge

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Feb 17 09:02:33 AEST 2018

I suspect that back in the day Fortran may have beat C for scientific
computations (vector stuff would be my guess).  But x86 extensions do
vectors as do the GPUs so I don't know of anything that beats C in a
big way.

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 05:56:59PM -0500, Arthur Krewat wrote:
> Has ANY language (except assembler) EVER outperformed C in a big way?
> Give or take any optimizations that may be done by either?
> On 2/16/2018 5:28 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
> >I'm no lisp expert, not by any stretch, but I've never seen a lisp
> >program that out performed a well written C program.

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