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- Subject: Re: Is it hard to write a fast JIT for a language that distinguishes between NULL and Int32=0
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:39:36 +0900
Ben Harper <email@example.com> writes:
> Looking at the initial Dart spec, I see that the language allows an Int or a
> Double to have the value NULL, which is distinct from zero. My guess is that
> this single feature makes it much harder to write a performant JIT/Compiler
> for the language.
Incidentally, has anybody seen a good explanation of why they designed
yet another new language, instead of trying to use something existing?
[Other than NIH, of course, which is the usual reason...]
Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as
they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a
cynic's eyes to improve his vision.