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Re: Compiling byte code to native

From: Matthew Mundell
Subject: Re: Compiling byte code to native
Date: 02 Jun 2004 17:30:14 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> > The native compilation effort introduced earlier this year is archived
> > at http://www.mundell.ukfsn.org/native.  It can now compile all the
> > byte codes.
> The speedups are disappointing, but I'm not surprised: most byte-code
> operations end up calling non-trivial C functions.
> Maybe the results would be a bit more encouraging if you tried to compile
> lexbind byte-code (where local variables are kept on the byte-code stack
> rather than being varbound&varref'd).

This would be quite similar to compiling to a primitive, where the
arguments will have to be lexically scoped.  It may show an
improvement over the standard byte-code, but the lexbind byte-code may
show a similar improvement.

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