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 **hugely** simplified FFI issues.)  Good integration with native code probably means that you will end up using a conservative collector, and that will effect the semantics of "finalization" (if you have it). **hugely** simplified FFI issues.)  Good integration with native code probably means that you will end up using a conservative collector, and that will effect the semantics of "finalization" (if you have it).
  
-Do you want to be able to return multiple values?  How about &rest arguments?  These affect function call/return, tail-call elimination, and stack vs. heap allocation optimizations.+Do you want to be able to return multiple values?  How about &rest arguments?  These affect function call/return, tail-call elimination, and stack vs. heap allocation optimizations.
  
 What's your order of evaluation in expressions?  This affects what sort of optimizations can be safely done. What's your order of evaluation in expressions?  This affects what sort of optimizations can be safely done.
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