[fpc-devel] Pointer cache for fast class/pointer access.

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sat Jan 21 12:54:49 CET 2012

On 20 Jan 2012, at 11:18, Skybuck Flying wrote:

> Another more radical approach would be to insert the prefetch instructions into the computer program at runtime, but this would require self modifieing code and is probably way to futuristic/complex to program at this moment.

It doesn't require self-modifying code and it already exists, both for Just-in-Time and for native code environments. Here are a couple of links describing several variations of that idea (prefetching anything from memory to IO): http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=prefetch+thread&hl=en&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=on

Secondly, this list is about developing FPC, not about processor extensions.


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