A naive question about the speed optimization of anthony

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Apr 2 23:17:36 UTC 2003

> I'll throw in another question (for Anthony/VM implementors). 
> Is there a reason the additional primitives needed for Anthony
> current BC code to work well can't be released as a plugin? 

Probably not. Two reasons: One is that it's about block activation which is
at the heart of the VMs behavior. The second one being that they are some of
the most time critical primitives (it defines how fast Collection>>do: will
work!) and therefore those are some of the (few) primitives which would
rightfully deserve an indexed entry.

Here's a proposal which might help to relax the situation a little: Consider
adding just the primitives required to 3.5alpha. This allows people to chose
what they want to use for the time being until a decision has been made
either way.

  - Andreas

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