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Re: Diversity - existence, value, and pursuit.

At 9:11 PM +0000 12/3/01, Simon Cozens wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 03:55:57PM -0500, Guillaume Marceau wrote:
>> Some of Java's sementics were originaly though to be optimizable, but it
>> turned out they weren't. They are : stack allocatable objects, array
>> bound checks and dynamic method call lookup.
>                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>This is turning into a major bummer for dynamic language optimization.
>I'm surprised (he says, looking around) there's no successful work on this.

Objective-C, while mostly not a dynamic language, does do
dynamic method call lookup rather successfully:  all of the
GUI frameworks that comprise Mac OS X are built on it.

 -- Doug L.