[plt-scheme] Statistics (V301.5 Speed Up)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 14 14:07:32 EST 2006

Our POPL 2006 paper explores this already. But it is a far cry from 
putting this to work in a compiler -- Matthias

On Feb 14, 2006, at 1:56 PM, Williams, M. Douglas wrote:

> Does it make any sense to attempt to attach optimizations to the use of
> contracts?  I realize that might not be their intended usage, but some 
> of
> the same typing information is included there.
> I suspect that just having the float operators would speed up the 
> science
> collection considerably, for example.
> Doug
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: plt-scheme-bounces at list.cs.brown.edu [mailto:plt-scheme-
>> bounces at list.cs.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Will M. Farr
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:31 AM
>> To: PLT Scheme
>> Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] Statistics (V301.5 Speed Up)
>> Hello,
>> On 14 Feb 2006, at 11:20 AM, Alexander Friedman wrote:
>>>> - generic arithmetic preventing arithmetic optimizations (not that
>>>> anybody really knows how to fix this)
>>> Yes. I don't see any obvious way to fix this either.
>> As someone who uses Scheme to do pretty heavy-duty numerical
>> simulations, could I put in a request for some fl+ fl- fl* fl/, etc
>> operators?  (These are already in the SRFI with proposed R6RS
>> arithmetic.)  I realize that this solution to the generic arithmetic
>> problem is not perfect, but if the typechecks and boxing/unboxing
>> operations associated with these operators were compiled in the right
>> way, a pretty simple peephole optimizer would be able to eliminate 
>> most
>> of them---for example, the ocaml bytecode interpreter recently gained 
>> a
>> double-float result register (unboxed), and numerical performance
>> improved quite a bit (see http://dem.inim.us/ocamlfp/README-FP.html ).
>> Naively, I would expect even greater improvements if there's a proper
>> native-code compiler sitting behind the floating-point specific
>> operators.  You're not going to catch Bigloo or another compiler that
>> does full SUA, etc, but you would make me very happy :).
>> Thanks,
>> Will
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