[Maxima] A lisp oriented question - interning symbols for use in Maxima

Stavros Macrakis macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Tue Oct 20 11:22:17 CDT 2009


Were the timing results using the Server JVM (not the Client JVM)?  We've
found big differences in performance in our applications. cf.
http://kano.net/javabench/

I don't know much about ABCL.  Clojure not only runs on top of the JVM, but
also has some Java-like features and tight integration into the Java
libraries -- which probably makes it deeply incompatible with CL, but
whether there's some sort of CL compatibility package, I don't know.

            -s

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Robert Dodier <robert.dodier at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Raymond Toy <raymond.toy at stericsson.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Would abcl (http://common-lisp.net/project/armedbear/) do that?  I know
> > Robert has done some work on getting maxima to run with abcl.
>
> Yes, ABCL can run Maxima with only minor discrepancies in the
> test suite (floating point differences iirc). However it is pretty slow;
> much slower than Clisp, if I'm not mistaken.
>
> The ABCL project is very active these days after being dormant for some
> time.
>
> best
>
> Robert Dodier
>
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