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Re: Native code generation and gcc

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Native code generation and gcc
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:31:31 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> The original GOOPS implementation had a somewhat crazy feature that an
> application of a generic function to a specific argument list first
> resulted in the standard MOP procedure for finding a set of applicable
> methods and, second, from this/these generated something called a "cmethod"
> (compiled method) which, in turn, was stored in a cache as well as applied
> to the list of arguments.

Sounds like the traditional implementation of CLOS, so I wouldn't call
that "crazy".  The reaon is/was that finding the set of applicable
methods and combining them into the resulting "cmethod" was expensive,
hence the need for a cache.

        Stefan "who does the same in Emacs's CLOS implementation"

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