[erlang-questions] At what point am I "playing compiler"

Thomas Lindgren <>
Mon May 18 13:20:55 CEST 2009

----- Original Message ----
> We already have some lists functions in the system that (like reverse)  
> that has found
> it's way into the runtime system. Thereby qualifying both the lists  
> module and the
> functions within the lists module to be a bit special.
> Maybe it's time to integrate some of the high order lists  functions  
> as part of the
> language ?

Doing that could be well worth the effort. In 2001, I got a nearly 3x speedup of the beam compiler from converting a small collection of lists functions into local functions. (See EUC'01 proceedings.) The current system may behave differently, of course.



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