[Maxima] Questions for using Lisp language to built the computer algebra systems.
bruno.daniel at gmx.net
Tue Sep 18 10:03:15 CDT 2007
> PS Bruno puts Java in the same performance class as Python, which is grossly
> unfair. Good dynamic/JIT implementations of Java can run as fast as C++ in
> many cases, sometimes faster, surprisingly enough.
I may have been a little to harsh to Java; Java's results shown by Peter
Norvig on http://norvig.com/python-lisp.html and in the usual
"Computer language shootouts" are not bad, but not amazing either. I just got
disappointed by the implementation of its Swing library which necessitates
knowing all of its internals very well in order to be able to write efficient
Swing code. That's why most Java applications with a Swing GUI are unbearably
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