bryce at kampjes.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 16 17:35:17 UTC 2004
Michael Latta writes:
> What is the status of any effort to implement a JIT or other compiler
> from bytecode to native execution?
I'm working on a JIT like project called Exupery. Currently it's 10%
slower than VW for the bytecode benchmark. Hopefully it will be faster
in about a month. (VW is much faster for sends but I haven't yet
started optimising them.)
The compiler is written in Smalltalk. It's uncommented but there are
a lot of tests.
Lyndon is investigating a Windows port. There is also people
interested in porting to the PPC.
It's just a lot of work and there are only so many weekends per
week. With funding work would go a lot faster.
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