[Vm-dev] VM Maker: VMMaker.oscog-eem.1967.mcz

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Thu Oct 27 00:48:40 UTC 2016

Hi Eliot,

On 27.10.2016, at 02:28, commits at source.squeak.org wrote:

> + 		the least significant 32-bits we could use long32At: to access these, in the hope that the
> + 		32-bit access will be quicker on 64-bits by virtue of fetching half the bits.  But experiments

Do you want to explain why a half-word access should be faster than a full-word access on current
Hardware? What I heard is that modern cpu's _never_ fetch below word-size but only mask afterwards.
This would match you experiment results.

Best regards

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