[Haskell-cafe] Small optimisation question

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 17 12:36:18 EST 2007

Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 04:31:33PM +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Well, presumably the guys who designed STG did it this way for a really 
>> good reason, and they know far more than me, so... ;-)
> The STG-machine was brilliant when it was designed, but times have
> changed.  In particular, indirect jumps are no longer cheap.  Pointer
> tagging has allowed STG to hobble into the 21st century, but really the
> air is ripe for a new abstract machine.

You volunteering? 0;-)

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