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

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Jan 21 15:12:24 CET 2012

Am 21.01.2012 14:25, schrieb Sven Barth:
> On 20.01.2012 11:18, Skybuck Flying wrote:
>> Finally if you do believe prefetching is a good alternative to a pointer
>> cache or simply want to try out the effect of prefetching class pointers
>> then I challenge you to implement it in a experimental branch of the
>> free pascal compiler, so the prefetch idea can be tried out and tested !
> Why don't you try yourself whether it has a positive effect? "prefetch"
> is already part of FPC's RTL since quite some time:
> http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/system/prefetch.html

... and the compiler itself uses it already for several years.

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