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Re: Ideal performance of ELisp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Ideal performance of ELisp
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:04:37 -0400
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>> Not sure how well it works for very large tables where we risk bumping
>> into the 32K limit of bytecode jumps.
> That did occur to me.
> Perhaps one way to address that limitation without completely
> overhauling the VM would be to introduce a form of segmented memory
> for byte strings.

IIRC the limitation is only in the size of relative jumps, so we might
be able to fix it just by adding a new "longbranch" instruction,


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