small optimization story

Luke Gorrie <>
Thu Nov 14 12:06:04 CET 2002

James Hague <> writes:

> Really interesting, Luke!
> I wrote up some similar experiences here:

Nice page!

I was also struck by the occurances of 'unsafe' in ML and
(optimize (safety 0)) in Lisp for turning off array bounds checking in
some benchmark programs. The moral victory surely goes to Erlang and
the others like it in those cases :-)


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