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I'm really interested in -lang these days...

Anyone has some experience to share?

@mdallastella Interesting, it looks like a small reasonable-enough Lisp. Too bad they chose a stack machine.

@tfb I'm quite ignorant about the implementation details, what do you mean with "stack machine"?

@mdallastella The architecture of their virtual machine. It looks like a classic byte machine, a bit like Java. More recently, it was discovered that register machines make sense for VMs too, not just physical CPUs. That's part of what made byte-interpreted Lua more efficient than some low-quality compilers even (PyPy for example).

In the end it's a small thing and not super important, though.

@tfb weird, because the author of Janet is the same guy who made Fennel (a lisp that transpile to Lua)

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