Scheme implementation performance

I found the following quote from helpful:

performance: Depends on what you’re doing, but in general, -C compilers (Stalin, Bigloo, Gambit, Chicken) come at the top, with Stalin somewhat faster than the others; some compilers (mzc) are on par with fastest interpreters. Interpreters fall in three classes, fast (Racket, Gauche, RScheme, STklos), intermediate (Scheme48, scsh, SCM, MIT Scheme, Guile 2.0) and rather slow (guile1.6). guile1.4 is yet slower.

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