two co-existing projects
Henry G. Baker
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 07:48:47 -0700 (PDT)
> Lisp source code seems rather bulky for loading from disk and
> downloading across the network. Parsing also takes time. Bytecodes are
> pre-parsed and compact (by definition: they are a compact representation
> of some language).
> Paul Prescod
Gzipped Lisp source code is very compact. I would suggest using it
rather than byte codes if your interest is _merely_ in compact code.
It would be nice to be able to update the VM over time, and not be
locked into a bytecode that can never change.
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