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    Ah, finally a topic I have some expertise in!

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      Quite impressive results from Common Lisp.

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        and they didn’t even work on optimizing it!

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          Or, to look at it from a language designer’s perspective, CL and Rust are optimized by design for specific shapes of algorithms and data structures. Because certain chunks of code are idiomatic and common, the compilers are oriented around improving those idioms.