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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?
> That's impressive. Are one or more of the languages tested here:
> a flavor of Scheme? xemacs, guile maybe?
The scores page at the site you mentioned lists languages:
I spotted 3 Scheme implementations including bigloo which is one of
the top contendors.
Microbenchmarks don't seem like a very useful measure of high level
languages to me, but a shootout is always fun.
> Which Scheme would result in a smaller code base? Scheme48 is about 25K
> lines of code. Given that the book makes no mention(I didn't see
> anything and there's not index entry) of garbage collection, I assume
> the code base would need to include Scheme itself for the runtime?
How many lines of code in the gcc distribution or in glibc? I
assume a language implemented in C would use standard libraries?
What about the Java VM or the SDK libraries? Do you count those
lines in a Java application?