global variables as structure in VM.

Henrik Gedenryd h.gedenryd at
Mon Apr 8 09:29:26 UTC 2002

John M McIntosh wrote:

> But on os-x it's a little different, since you can't load a 32bit
> address directly as immediate data under ppc architecture

This is likely to be true on any 32-bit RISC architecture.

> '44755244 bytecodes/sec; 1477867 sends/sec'
> '44975404 bytecodes/sec; 1485784 sends/sec'
> after with structure, and sqGnu.h changes
> '48706240 bytecodes/sec; 1707379 sends/sec'

You got a 15% increase in sends with that amount of work? Compared to the
effort Anthony Hannan put in for his 30-50% this is barely believable. At
this rate, by next Christmas we too will be completing that proverbial
infinite loop in seven seconds.

Go for it!


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