Compiling LISP procedures


The programming language LISP is frequently the language of choice for the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, even though it has earned a reputation for being slow. This lack of speed is usually due to the fact that commonly available LISP implementations are interpretive in nature rather than compile and go. And we all know that interpreting source code is invariably slower than simply executing the compiled object code.

DOI: 10.1145/25039.25041

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@article{Pumplin1987CompilingLP, title={Compiling LISP procedures}, author={Bruce A. Pumplin}, journal={SIGART Newsletter}, year={1987}, volume={99}, pages={27-31} }