On Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 10:29:21 UTC, Martin Nowak wrote:
On 05/10/2016 08:45 AM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
I was listening to a discussion Don and Daniel had about the
current implementation of CTFE. They talked about using a byte
code interpreter. Even implementing a really crappy byte code
interpreter would be a huge improvement.
No need for a byte-code interpreter, it mostly just adds
overhead and complexity over an AST interpreter. If you want to
go really fast you need some sort of JIT anyhow, but a proper
interpreter will be orders of mangnitude faster than the
I might refer you to
page 59 ff.
Correct. A ByteCode Interpreter will add even more implementation
overhead, and the benefit is only realizable if the ByteCode is
a standard format that can be read other backends such as a jit.