porten at froglogic.com
Wed Oct 31 04:45:40 PDT 2007
On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Does anyone else have other ideas for objective metrics of language
"Compilation time" - of course not that objective as heavily
implementation specific but still an indicator for the complexity of the
But seriously: from my own work on an ES4 interpreter (based on the
previous draft back then) I saw the biggest impact on the implementation
to be in the "compilation phase". This went hand in the hand with the
*advantages* of the type system, i.e. the possibility to apply
optimizations before execution.
In my personal book I therefore judge the complexity of a language also
based on the observation whether runtime implementations typically include
a compiler, i.e. offer an eval() function or not.
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