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RE: Java GOOD -- Fire BAD

Scott McKay wrote:

> >About 10 years ago I did a project in which we took a Lisp prototype and
> >re-wrote it in ANSI C. Our result was more capable, within time/budget
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> The key words here are "re-wrote it".
> If you had re-written it in a restricted dialect of Lisp,
> you would have achieved the same effect.

No Lisp implementation was available to our environment (a realtime
component of a combat system). The original proposal from the team that made
the prototype was to write a Lisp compiler. It was rejected.

Ziv Caspi
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