Lisp and VLIW (was Re: Genera)

eric dahlman
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 09:50:19 -0600 (MDT)

eric dahlman writes without proofreading:
 > Conversely, is it also not beneficial to have a general mechanism that

Oops. It is beneficial not *not* beneficial.                         

 > can be put to use when possible.  For instance, the compiler has
 > proven that the following section of code will only use fixmums so we 
 > can use the ALU that "normally" would be doing tag checking for "real" 
 > work.