[Openmcl-devel] Floating point performance
wibble37 at mac.com
Sun Jan 31 11:36:20 UTC 2010
On 31 Jan 2010, at 10:26, Gary Byers wrote:
> LAP is an acronym for "Lisp Assembly Program"; it refers to a way of
> writing functions in assembly language in a lisp system. It's
> mentioned in the "Lisp 1.5 Programmer's Manual", which was published
> in 1960. Sheesh. These kids ...
Kid? I wish ... :-)
[ ... nice explanation snipped ... ]
> I'll probably do this in a few days; whatever the slight benefit of
> using the optional SQRT instructions might be, it's clear that it's
> not worth the performance hit of emulation, resulting confusion, and
> subsequent email.
Is it worth your time to do this? After all I am using old technology
here. I can't imagine there are that many other G4 users out there. I
would offer to do the work myself and send you a patch only I think my
unfamiliarity with CCL internals would be a bit of a problem.
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