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bug#15294: 24.3.50; js2-mode parser is several times slower in lexical-b

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#15294: 24.3.50; js2-mode parser is several times slower in lexical-binding mode
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:56:34 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> I now have a tentative patch which introduces new bytecodes for
> "catch" which avoid the need to create closures for
> lexical-binding code.
> Current results:
> - dynbind old-bytecode: 0.84s
> - dynbind new-bytecode: 0.83s
> - lexbind old-bytecode: 2.14s
> - lexbind new-bytecode: 0.67s

Looks impressive!

> Of course, code compiled with the new bytecodes won't run on
> non-bleeding edge Emacs.


> Similar changes would be welcome for condition-case and
> unwind-protect, and since adding new bytecodes is something I'd rather
> not do too often (and since there aren't many unused bytecodes left),
> I'll try to get a complete patch first to make sure I don't have to
> change my mind and use different byte codes.

There's absolutely no hurry, I'm not going to switch js2-mode to
lexical-binding until after 24.4 is out.

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