[m-dev.] lcmc for high-level data

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 15:29:29 AEST 2009

On 2009-09-08, Ian MacLarty <maclarty at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> Could you add an interface like the following:
> interface Ref {
>     public void set(Object o);
> }
> Then, at the point you want to take the address of the field you
> construct an anonymous instance of this interface and use that:
> Ref r = new Ref() {
>     public void set(Object o) {
>         obj.field = (FieldType)o;
>     }
> };
> obj would need to be final.  If it's not already final you could
> always create a new final reference to it to use in Ref.

I've tried this out as it was relatively easy to do so.  On a small
benchmark of append/3 the tranformed code ran ~30% slower due to the
extra memory allocation per iteration of the loop.

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