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in reply to Re^3: getting rid of special features
in thread getting rid of costly special features

JS is nowadays not only the most widespread language...

... because of its minimality one should think of it as a VM with incredible efficient JIT performance.

Now think of benchmarks where a "python2js" conversion runs 10 times faster than a "perl2js" because you can't use ++ but you need a method inc(), which has to handle a special case which is only known to a little minority of people ...

Wouldn't you love to have a pragma telling the compiler: No Sir, I don't need that magic here! ?

Cheers Rolf

UPDATE: added quotes.