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Re: A Working (but Minimal) JIT

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: A Working (but Minimal) JIT
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:17:30 +0200
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Phil <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Noah Lavine <address@hidden> wrote:
>> So, this is a possible way to get a JIT engine in Guile. What do
>> people think of it?
> General question for the list: Have there already been debates on this
> list about doing native compilation all the time like a lot of Common
> Lisps & Schemes?

I’m open to both JIT and AOT compilation, FWIW.

Andy looked at AOT compilation.  There are tools that would be helpful
for that, like Sassy, which could lead to elegant code.

But then it’s probably more work than JIT, less portable, and it’d be a
big change from the user POV, whereas JIT could be completely
transparent (you’d keep fiddling with your .scm and .go files the usual


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