Adding a new imediate type

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Thu Jan 5 20:58:03 UTC 2006

Bryce Kampjes wrote:
> If you're trying to speed up object creation for a small frequently
> used object then writing a custom primitive to quickly create the
> object will be much easier. Squeak's general new primitive is very
> slow.

Do you have any evidence towards that end? It would be simple to add 
specialized versions of primitiveNew to the mainstream VMs if it makes a 
real difference.

   - Andreas

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