Archive for September 19, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Introducing SquirrelFish Extreme

Maciej Stachowiak:

SquirrelFish Extreme uses four different technologies to deliver much better performance than the original SquirrelFish: bytecode optimizations, polymorphic inline caching, a lightweight “context threaded” JIT compiler, and a new regular expression engine that uses our JIT infrastructure.

There’s so much interesting language work being done these days. I wonder how many of these techniques could be applied to Python and Ruby.