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From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 6 10:57:53 EST 2012


  - Gambit is awesome (and not just because the name is so cool)

  - LLVM is a worthy project; one from academia even!

  - Benchmarks don't really say much about a language implementation.
Lets not get too excited.


On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> (CC list trimmed.)
> Greg Hendershott wrote at 11/06/2012 10:22 AM:
>> It sounds like this is morphing into benchmarking C compilers?
> I think architecting a compiler to target the wildly popular GCC, as the
> default configuration, is totally fair.
> Sounds like Apple pulled a switcheroo, broke some optimizations by
> introducing bugs, didn't care, and consequently Gambit had to degrade
> gracefully.
> Gambit needing a real (not fake) GCC to work best is different from vendor
> saying that they only get their best benchmark performance in utterly
> contrived machine configurations, running at a particular temperature during
> a particular phase of the moon.
> BTW, I am a fan of Gambit.  Gambit and Kawa were the main reason that I went
> to such pains to write portable Scheme for so long.  I always keep Gambit in
> my back pocket, in case I ever run into a situation with really unusual
> requirements (e.g., a gazillion threads).  Similar with Kawa, in case I ever
> really-really need to target the JVM.  My strategy nowadays is to program
> for Racket, but know how to port to another excellent Scheme descendant if I
> ever have to.  So far I haven't had to.
> Neil V.
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