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Date: 2005-10-09 (16:00)
From: Chris Campbell <cyberdanx@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ray tracer language comparison
On 09/10/05, yoann padioleau <> wrote:
> >
> > > It seems like on the whole a more fitting riposte might have been to
> > > provide a version of the SBCL implementation that was 8x faster than
> > > Jon's, rather than to provide a crippled version of Jon's that was 8x
> > > slower.  But to each his own, I suppose....
> >
> > What? You call that elegant use of higher order functions "crippled"?
> > What a Blasphemy. I am really, truly outraged.
> But on what side are you ?

It's obvious Thomas is joking.

> Looking at your signature you seems like a big fan of functionnal programming
> but you are sending opposite signals in your post.
> It is not clear to me what is your point. What do you want to demonstrate ?

Perhaps that the comparison is flawed like most language comparisons
of this type (there is no APL or J version for example ;) j/k ).  The
problems have been outlined before and there's is no need to drag them
up again, so if you're interested there's always google groups.