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- Subject: Re: Re: Still cryptic OOP syntax
- From: skaller <skaller@...>
- Date: 31 Jan 2005 18:50:43 +1100
On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:02, David Olofson wrote:
> However, my point is that even with inline special cases like those in
> Lua, and those I used to have in EEL, still involve some conditionals
> - and those waste large numbers of cycles very frequently.
I do not disagree -- I just don't know. What I do know is
that both users and language developers tend to be conservative,
and rightly so. Thus a proposal needs to be fairly convincing
that losses are small and those are worthwhile.
> It should also be noted that VM instruction decoding burns a major
> part of the cycles when doing simple operations like this, so +/-50%
> on the actual operation isn't going to impact overall performance all
> that much.
This may not matter: the number of CPU cycles hardly counts
compared with cache spills.
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