[ann] Minimal Python project

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Sun Jan 12 07:35:05 CET 2003


Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:

> The C compiler has no knowledge of the conditions that will exist
> when the code runs.  Even if it did, its job is already done, while
> the HotSpot compiler can run again, and again, tuning the
> application as conditions change.

That's not strictly true. I've dealt with compilers that could examine
the results of profiled runs of the code being compiled, and use that
information in optimizing the resulting code. You could even rerun the
profiled version on new data and recompile the code.

        <mike
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