Method Lookup question
dwighth at ipa.net
Thu Sep 9 17:53:54 UTC 1999
Here are several papers that should be helpful:
Jan Vitek, ``Compact Dispatch Tables for Dynamically Typed Programming
Languages,'' Object Applications, D. Tsichritzis (Ed.), Centre
Universitaire d'Informatique, University of Geneva, August 1996, pp.
Jan Vitek and R. Nigel Horspool, ``Compacting Dispatch Tables for
Dynamically Typed Object Oriented Languages,'' Proceedings of Compiler
Construction, CC'96, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
Karel Driesen, Urs Hoelzle and Jan Vitek, ``Message Dispatch on
Pipelined Processors,'' Proceedings of the European Conference on Object
Oriented Programming, ECOOP'95, 1995. File:
Jan Vitek and R. Nigel Horspool, ``Taming Message Passing: Efficient
method lookup for dynamically typed object-oriented languages,''
Proceedings of the European Conference on Object Oriented Programming,
ECOOP'94, Springer-Verlag, Bologna, Italy, 1994.
These are available from http://cuiwww.unige.ch/osgrefs?osg-ftp
Hernan Wilkinson wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm writing my master's thesis and I would like some advise from you.
> (This mail may be a little bit long)
> I've been reading some papers on how to make Smalltalk and Self run
> faster. I have an idea on how to make the Smalltalk message lookup faster,
> but before doing anything, I would like to have some feedback from you. I'll
> try to write a short description of my idea.
> Anyway, any lead to information, paper or research done about this would
> be a great help.
> Any comment (good or bad) will be appreciated also.
> Thank you,
> PS: I know that making the message look up faster will not affect directly
> the performance of the VM.
> Hernán A. Wilkinson
> BitX S.A. Argentina
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