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Published on Jul 19, 2012
Compiler Optimizations for Dynamic Scripting Language Interpreters and JITs
Presenter: David Edelsohn
Modern Dynamic Scripting Languages such as Python, Ruby and PHP traditionally have been implemented as interpreters written in C. With their increasing usage in web frameworks and cloud computing infrastructure, they frequently are deployed on GNU/Linux systems, which means they are compiled with GCC. This presentation will examine compiler optimizations that can improve the performance of these types of languages. As performance demands of these languages increase, some implementations are turning to JITs and this talk will explore some compiler features that assist JITs for these languages.