[plt-scheme] OT- why are compilers not written in scheme?

From: Geoffrey S. Knauth (geoff at knauth.org)
Date: Tue Jan 5 06:55:36 EST 2010

On Jan 5, 2010, at 06:38, Paulo J. Matos wrote:

> I don't have the quote at hand but this reminds be of the quotes that
> states that when implementing any sufficiently complex system one ends
> up implementing part of Lisp.

"Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming: any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp."


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