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Date: 2009-09-27 (17:22)
From: Vincent Aravantinos <vincent.aravantinos@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] JIT & HLVM, LLVM

I think what Jon means is that, with JIT, polymorphic functions can be  
specialized at run-time
and allow optimizations that are not currently achieved by the Ocaml  
native code compiler.


Le 27 sept. 09 à 19:18, David McClain a écrit :

> Ahh, I see from doing a bit more research that JIT does *not* run  
> particularly faster than statically compiled code. But rather, it  
> runs faster than interpreted byte-code.
> I remember many years ago speaking with David Robson, over lunch,  
> about the upcoming changes in Smalltalk, using a form of JIT to  
> improve performance of their method dispatch, and attempting to gain  
> multiple inheritance in that manner for Smalltalk. But there, again,  
> it is a case of attempting to improve on an interpreted byte-code,  
> and not a case of improving over statically compiled native code.
> But with so many talented bodies working on LLVM, perhaps, in time,  
> a way will be found to gain improvement over static native code.
> Dr. David McClain
> dbm@refined-audiometrics.com