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Re: expansion, memoization, and evaluation...

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: expansion, memoization, and evaluation...
Date: 05 Dec 2002 17:27:27 +0100
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

>   (call scm_add (ref x_4432) (ref y_2231))
> but later, as we get smarter about flow analysis, etc. we might be
> able in some cases to generate:
>   (plus (ref x_4432) (ref y_2231))
> which would be *way* faster.

Just some random thoughts since I have done this in guile-lightning:
we should definitely inline fixnum arithmetic and call out of line
code only for non-fixnums or overflows.  That gives a big improvement
over just calling scm_sum all the time.

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