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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Thursday August 23, 2001
04:37 AM

C runops

[ #693 ]

I noticed this interesting tidbit in robin's journal about faster calling of XSUBs:

"... if we write it in C, the overhead of calling the XSUB will still be quite heavy. So I'm toying with the idea of building an interface that will allow C routines to be called directly from the optree by the red-hot op dispatcher. I think that's a lot easier than it sounds. It would be nice to integrate it with Inline too. I hope to have a working proof of concept soon."

Sounds excellent, and would be great for the various Perl/XML interfaces which face a massive slowdown due to this overhead.

Go robin, go!