performance of OO dispatch in inner loops

David Teller david.teller at
Fri Mar 21 05:02:43 PDT 2008

I'm not sure about "necessary" but for "useful", see for instance _Practical Soft Typing_, by Andrew Wright. Performance analysis for softly typed Scheme show that, on the benchmark, 20% to 50% of the time of the execution was spent performing run-time checks which may be automatically removed.


Quoting ToolmakerSteve98 <toolmakersteve98 at>:

> was [Re: Any discussion of "compact" subset for mobile devices?]
> "Brendan Eich" wrote:
>> Why do you believe static typing is necessary for performance? Just
>> curious.

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