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Optimizing method calls: Ruby and Strongtalk
  Posted by: Digg on Sep 14th, 2006 3:20 AM
A proper implementation of a duck typed language will get method calls down to a single jump plus a single compare, 95% of the time. There’s no vtable indirection needed, which means that it’s generally faster than C++, because branch prediction works and the pipeline doesn’t stall.

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