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>>>But not all of them compile to native.  GNU CLISP compiles to byte
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> code
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>>>AFAIK.
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>> From the CLISP manpage:
>>"Invoked with -c, the specified lisp files are compiled to a bytecode
>>that can be executed more efficiently."
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> Btw, I guess this is what - at the moment - Ruby does, too, isn't it?
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Currently it does not ever hit bytecode at all, it just interprets using 
the stack as near as I can tell.

Charles Comstock