SpamAssassin benchmarked on LLVM
: similar to Google’s “Unladen Swallow” port of Python. results aren’t stellar — yet — but there’s plenty of room — and possible contracts
(tags: via:matt unladen-swallow google llvm perl porting benchmarks spamassassin speed optimization)
This isn’t like Unladen Swallow (which compiles programs written in Python), it’s just compiling the perl interpreter with a different compiler – the program written in Perl is still interpreted in the usual way.
Tony, as far as I know the plan is to move this towards the Unladen Swallow approach. but yeah, it’s not there yet.