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Re: Emacs Lisp JIT Compiler

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp JIT Compiler
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:01:43 +0300

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Cc: Steinar Bang <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:51 +0200
> Unless Iʼve misunderstood, nothing prevents us from doing both:
> pre-compile all the lisp that ships with emacs to C, and also have a
> JIT for 'user code'.  Personally, a JIT that sometimes gives me a
> speed increase with a fallback of 'same speed as before' sounds like a
> big win to me.

All true and agreed to, but the original issue was whether producing C
from Lisp could be a good alternative to implementing JIT, and that is
the context in which my response should be read.

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