Silly function call lookup stuff?
llemmens at gmx.net
Tue Sep 27 22:35:55 CEST 2005
I've been reading/thinking about the famous function call speedup
trick where you use a function in the local context to represent
a "remoter" function to speed up the 'function lookup'.
"This is especially usefull in a loop where you call the function a
zillion time" they say.
I think this is very odd behavior.
Why isn't the result of the first function-lookup cached so that following
function calls don't need to do the function-lookup at all?
And if the context changes (an import-statement say) reset the
This way any function would only need to be looked up once.
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