"Dependent on" ???
Posted Apr 7, 2007 20:29 UTC (Sat) by anton
In reply to: "Dependent on" ???
Parent article: Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
>how many programs have you seen that use computed goto? How
>much effort is it worth going to to speed it up?
Many interpreters are using labels-as-values for a significant
speedup. And a huge number of programs use interpreters.
>one-platform optimization bugs
As far as I understand the reply to the bug report, this bug affects
every platform that does not have a conditional indirect branch, i.e.,
pretty much every platform except PPC and IA64.
>A noninvasive patch would probably have made it...
They consider the bug "invalid", so they probably would not have
accepted the patch, and I am glad that I did not waste my time on
trying to build one.
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