[CM] random stream with lists?

Orm Finnendahl finnendahl@folkwang-hochschule.de
Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:07:02 +0200

Hi Rick,

Am 24. September 2003, 08:42 Uhr (-0500) schrieb Rick Taube:
> Not for a long time but Guile is certainly very slow even compared to 
> Clisp. I had hoped to use it for the book CD but gave up after trying 
> out the chapter examples in it. I think there was talk about a Guile 
> compiler at one point, unfortunately the only thing slower than Guile 
> is Guile development itself!

Thanks for clearing that up. What a pity. In a way I prefer scheme to
lisp especially for teaching. You mentioned some time ago that you had
switched the sources of common music to scheme, autogenerating the
lisp sources from that. 

Your mail seems to imply that you're using lisp for your own work or
maybe that you got back to lisp altogether?

Sorry for bugging you with those questions. I know that you've been
busy with the book. I'm just asking as I was hoping for a long term
perspective concerning the linux platform. It doesn't seem to be a
good idea to teach students a language which probably isn't going to
be performing fast enough for their future work.