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[REBOL] Re: Language shoot-out

From: larry::ecotope::com at: 7-Nov-2001 17:01

Hi Maarten I would also draw attention to the Haskell interpreter, Hugs, which is very nice for interactive programming ala REBOL: Also the lazy functional language Clean from the Netherlands: Clean is very similar to Haskell in syntax but has more optimizations for scientific and industrial programming. It has a very fast compiler and code generator with automatic MAKE capability, also a nice time and space profiler. Using strict evaluation and unboxed arrays, it produces executables which run about 25% slower than equivalent code in C (in contrast to REBOL which is more than 100 times slower). It is free for non-commercial use. BTW my benchmarks with Scheme and REBOL using DR Scheme showed Scheme to be faster than REBOL on many programs (especially recursive solutions where Scheme's tail-recursion converts to iteration) and slower on others. I found the same with Ruby. It depends on the problem as well as the solution method. -Larry