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srfi-129 (titlecase) comments Per Bothner (06 Jan 2016 19:52 UTC)
Re: srfi-129 (titlecase) comments John Cowan (13 Jan 2016 01:45 UTC)
Re: srfi-129 (titlecase) comments Per Bothner (13 Jan 2016 05:04 UTC)

Re: srfi-129 (titlecase) comments Per Bothner 13 Jan 2016 05:04 UTC

On 01/12/2016 05:45 PM, John Cowan wrote:

>> Kawa has fast switches on integers - as does many other language
>> implementations.  It would be nice if the mapping tables where in a
>> macro-friendly format, so they could be transformed into association
>> lists, hash tables, or case expressions with some file inclusion and
>> macros.
> Is the implementation of switches fast over such a large range of keys?

Yes - that was the result of a Google Summer of Code (by Andrea Bernardini):
A case expression where all the keys are fixnums (and some other cases)
gets translated the same as a Java switch: Either a tableswitch or a lookupswitch
instruction.  The latter uses binary search.  (A hash lookup is also possible.)
	--Per Bothner