[REBOL] Re: Is REBOL interpreted or byte-compiled?
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 30-Aug-2000 21:30
On 29-Ago-00, you wrote:
p> Is REBOL interpreted or byte-compiled?
It is interpreted. Compiling REBOL is virtually impossibile,
unless you want to do some magic (but that wouldn't be very fast,
p> The reason I ask this is I see get word called 800,000 times
p> below and I hope that each invocation does not incur the
p> overhead of a function call.
Well, SOURCE isn't certainly a critical function. :-) Anyway, you
could use the following "optimized" version if you really want to.
source: func [
"Prints the source code for a word."
prin join word ": "
if not value? word [print "undefined" exit]
word: get word
either any [native? :word op? :word action? :word] [
print ["native" mold third :word]
] [print mold :word]
Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer
Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila -- http://www.amyresource.it/AGI/