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Clojure to Rust rewrite yields 17x speedup (reddit.com)
5 points by tosh 8 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

From the comments:

„[…] the author confirms that Clojure solution uses boxed numbers.

Breaking news: boxed math is 17x slower than unboxed math in a computation-heavy task.„

Clojure’s support for non boxed math is error prone and almost unusable. It’s support for non boxed collections is bolted on. Writing code like this in Clojure is a mess.

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