[R] LLVM for next R generations

From: Khamenia, Valery <V.Khamenia_at_biovision-discovery.de>
Date: Wed 14 Jul 2004 - 00:54:50 EST

Hi R-developers,

  R (unlike say C++) is rather interactive/interpreter language   with some high-order functions support. There is a nice project,   which able to bring exactly these type of language implementations   to a next performance level. I mean LLVM (http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/)

  LLVM could bring performance of R very close to   compilable languages like C++ or even overperform them   in some cases. Every function in LLVM might be compiled   in run-time before execution, what is very nice for   interactive environments.

  It would be nice if R-developers could take a glance   at LLVM before they start to move towards next major   version of R.

P.S. i guess this mail is rather for this page with other

     ideas: http://developer.r-project.org/ideas.txt

with best regards


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