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Re: Ideal performance of ELisp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Ideal performance of ELisp
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2022 09:01:39 -0400
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>>> Could it be possible to embed C snippets into lisp functions directly?
>>> Similar to assembler snippets in C.
>> Andrea is better placed to answer that, but I think it would be fairly
>> easy to allow insertion of "C-like" snippets when the code gets compiled
>> with the native compiler.
>> Of course, we'd probably want to make it work even when the code is
>> interpreted (or only compiled to bytecode).
>> It would probably offer very handy improvements to the module API.
> I think the main issue is that libgccjit does not compile C but
> libgccir.  I can't think of a nice way to blend the two things as of
> now.

I was thinking of a C-like DSL (probably with a Lisp-style syntax).
Designed to be easy to translate to libgccir as well as not too hard
to interpret when libgccjit is not available.


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