*****SPAM***** Re: Smalltalk: Requiem or Resurgence? {Dr. Dobb's Journal (05/06/06) Chan, Jeremy}

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri May 12 18:15:15 UTC 2006

tim Rowledge wrote:
>> Well... no. It would use the native stack for call-return which is 
>> significantly faster than what we've got in Squeak today.
> And this relies on 'compilation to C' how? We can use native stack 
> call-return in various ways and I don't think 'compilation to C' has any 
> bearing on it at all.

If you are talking about some hypothetical future system you may be 
right. Today, however, the only choice of using the native stack is 
compilation to C like we do for the VM and that does have significant 
speed advantages.

   - Andreas

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