Computer Language Shootout - concurrency

Will Newton <>
Sat Dec 3 17:15:01 CET 2005

On Saturday 03 December 2005 12:38, Thomas Lindgren wrote:

> Yes, in principle it could. A sufficiently smart
> compiler (similar to SELF-91) could even clone two
> copies of the code, stay in the fixnum version
> normally, and jump to the general version on overflow.

The psyco specializing JIT compiler for Python does this type of optimization 
on the fly. The implementation is quite complex however.

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