Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    

This site is updated infrequently. For up-to-date information, please visit the new OCaml website at

Browse thread
OCamlJit 2.0
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: 2010-11-19 (19:47)
From: Dario Teixeira <darioteixeira@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCamlJit 2.0

> What would be really nice is to make a JIT for a language that really
> need one, like PHP! There are lots of companies out there (Yahoo,
> Facebook, wikimedia) that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on
> machines that run PHP bytecode interpreters implemented by people who
> are not Xavier Leroy.

Actually, Facebook has a compiler that transforms PHP source code into C++ [1],
and they claim a 50% reduction in CPU usage.  It's an interesting approach,
though I suspect that even as we speak a new circle of hell is being warmed
up especially for those who are enabling PHP's continued existence thanks
to gimmicks such as this one...

Dario Teixeira