[gambit-list] Thoughts on Scheme
hkBst at gentoo.org
Wed Jan 9 08:44:15 EST 2013
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On 08-01-13 19:18, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 10:37:08AM -0500, Jason Felice wrote: ...
>> I don't think efficiency in terms of constant factors should
>> often win versus code which could be more general. Clearly this
>> is a value choice; however, I wonder how well a compiler can
>> eliminate type dispatching without adding type annotation to the
> For me, the value of type anotations is the possibility of static
> type checking, which catches bugs fast. That the compiler can then
> use the information to generate better code is a pleasant freebie.
> It would be interesting to see if the stragegy in, say, typed
> Racket, could be usefully adapted to Gambit.
Bigloo is another older example of a Scheme with optional type
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