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- Subject: Re: LuaJIT without the JIT?
- From: Javier Guerra Giraldez <javier@...>
- Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:25:00 -0500
On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Alex Queiroz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Javier Guerra Giraldez
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> true, but when the variables don't have a static type, there's very
>> little that can be known without running the code.
> Not true. A lot can be known without running the code.
so, let's me rephrase: there's very little that a tracing compiler
(like LuaJIT) can know without running the code.
OTOH, if anybody is secretly developing a static compiler with
control-flow analysis and type inference, more power to them! it
would be a major accomplishment, likely with as many innovations and
breakthroughs in that field as Mike has done in the JIT space.