scheme vs common lisp

Chris Bitmead
Sun, 22 Mar 1998 11:50:34 +0000

> After reading the implementation notes for RScheme; every object in
> RScheme has a two word header so a cons object uses 16 bytes of memory
> or twice as much as CMUCL, although CMUCL instances similarly have an
> effective word header.

Why 16 bytes, and not 12 bytes?

Chris Bitmead