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

From: Philip Hunt (
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 22:41:36 MST

2008/11/29 Charles Hixson <>:
> 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.

The JVM was slow when I last used Java, which was years ago -- has it
not got faster since? Java *ought* to be compileable to fast machine

Philip Hunt, <>
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