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[REBOL] Re: Fun with literal blocks!

From: lmecir:geocities at: 27-Oct-2000 15:11

Hi Joel,
> > > This can be a handy tool to *GREATLY* improve performance in some > > > cases. > > > > Not at all, see below! > > > > Certainly agreed! It only helps performance when: > > 1) the recursion causes the same argument to be revisited many > times in a single "top-level" use of the function, gaining > performance improvement at each call, or > > 2) the function is simply (unavoidably) quite expensive to compute, > so that caching can provide performance improvement on subsequent > calls with the same (or smaller) argument(s). > > I probably should have been more explicit about that! >
The one that wasn't explicit enough was me, this time. I wanted to say, that Memoizing *can* help to improve the performance, but that the usage of literal blocks and creating non-WYSIWYG code *cannot*! Regards Ladislav