[fpc-devel] Automatic inlining [was: completely messed up subject line]

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Mon May 30 20:11:03 CEST 2005

On 30 May 2005, at 19:53, Jamie McCracken wrote:

>> At the point the inlining is performed, the compiler does not  
>> have  the slightest idea how large the function will be in terms  
>> of bytes.  There is already a an extremely crude "complexity  
>> calculation"  function, but it does not have any relation to size  
>> (only to speed --  to a certain extent).
> It doesn't have to be bytes - Would you now how many opcodes are in  
> the function at that point?

No. The inlining happens at the parse tree level. All we know is the  
number and type of nodes (at that point, it could still be reduced/ 
optimized later).


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