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Re: Emacs Lisp JIT Compiler

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp JIT Compiler
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:51:16 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

Richard> If the plan is to add a jit and keep the Lisp interpreter as well,
Richard> we don't lose its advantages for study, and we can still support all
Richard> the platforms -- but we add complexity even more.

Yes, my plan is to keep both.

Richard> I don't think a 3% speedup is worth those drawbacks.  Or even a 10%
Richard> speedup.  A really big speedup would justify the costs.

It is 3x, not 3%.


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