Re: [sl4] How much do languages matter for AGI programming?

From: Charles Hixson (
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 14:02:58 MST

Philip Hunt wrote:
> 2008/11/29 Charles Hixson <>:
>> A good compiled Java might be worth looking into, but
>> I really find the Java IO libraries a nuisance. Still, Java has LOTS of
>> libraries, and that might be a sufficient benefit...but it would require the
>> speed that can only be obtained with compiled code.
> If you want to use Java's libraries, you don't have to code in Java,
> you can code in anything that compiles to the JVM, such as Clojure.
Anything "compiled for the JVM" suffers the penalties of interpretation
at run-time. I've read the claims otherwise, but the tests that I've
performed show that Java-JVM should be classed with the other virtual
machines/interpreters for speed.

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