[pypy-svn] r65696 - pypy/extradoc/talk/icooolps2009

cfbolz at codespeak.net cfbolz at codespeak.net
Tue Jun 9 17:50:54 CEST 2009

Author: cfbolz
Date: Tue Jun  9 17:50:53 2009
New Revision: 65696

Changes (thanks Anto).

Modified: pypy/extradoc/talk/icooolps2009/paper.tex
--- pypy/extradoc/talk/icooolps2009/paper.tex	(original)
+++ pypy/extradoc/talk/icooolps2009/paper.tex	Tue Jun  9 17:50:53 2009
@@ -791,7 +791,7 @@
 immutable. Also more advanced optimizations like allocation removal would
 not be possible with that approach.
-There are quite an number of approaches that try to minimally enhance
+There are quite a number of approaches that try to minimally enhance
 interpreters to generate code at runtime without actually writing a native
 compiler by hand. The goal of these is to get rid of dispatch overhead of
 typical interpreters while retaining ease of implementation. Piumarta and
@@ -803,8 +803,9 @@
 sequences by patching the copied machine code. Thus they get rid of all dispatch
 overhead. Both techniques can speed up interpreters which large dispatch
 overhead a lot. However they will help less if the bytecodes themselves do a
-lot of work (as is the case with Python), whereas our tracing technique can
-trace into the implementation of those bytecodes.
+lot of work (as is the case with Python) and the dispatch overhead is lower. On
+the other hand, our technique can do a better job by tracing inside the
+implementation of those bytecode and inlining common paths.
 The standard approach for automatically producing a compiler for a programming
 language given an interpreter for it is that of partial evaluation

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