>>>>> "JO" =3D=3D John Ousterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JO> - It is possible to make languages with execution speeds like C or=
JO> that use dynamic typing successfully, whilst being high-level enoug=
JO> in the creation of abstractions to "glue" things together quite
JO> nicely and easily.
JO> Can you point to a specific language and identify a large community of
JO> users who agree with this assessment?
The Scheme implementations Gambit-C and Bigloo achieve both pretty
satisfactorily. Their highly optimizing compilers get quite close to
the execution speed of C (I've seen both perform faster on some stuff,
slower on other stuff). Both have fully developed C interfaces. It's
not really a question of "agreement," as these are already language
*implementations* that fulfill the requirements stated above.
Cheers =3D8-} Mike
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