[Q][VM][ENH][RFH][COMP] Request For Help : CompilerPlugin

PhiHo Hoang phiho.hoang at rogers.com
Thu Apr 4 00:44:18 UTC 2002

"Tim Rowledge" is wildly believed to have written:

> > 	The twisted trick here is that, the compiler in bytecode is
going to 
> > generate C/C++ (on top of generatimg bytecode as usual), but the 
> > compiler in C/C++ is going to generate bytecode ;-)

> So you want to make vm plugin that is a replacement for the compiler
in the image? I'm not 
> sure that is a practical idea. Digitalk used to do it (well, nearly),
but it has the 
> disadvantage that fixing the compiler is harder. 

	Told you, it needs someone really brillant (NOT me ;-)

> Besides, the performance of the compiler is not exactly critical in
many scenarios.

	Yes, it is when you need to create the image on the fly,
customized to every single task at hand.



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