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1 point by almkglor 5765 days ago | link | parent

Actually we don't: general-function is actually defined this way:

  (with (PIC (table) ;init empty table
         num-calls 0
         orig-fn
         (fn (n)
           (+ (method n) (other-meth n))))
    (def general-function (n)
      ((aif
         ; don't infer type: just look at the runtime type
         (PIC:type n)
            it
         (is optimization-trigger-level** (++ num-calls))
            (do (= num-calls 0)
                (= (PIC:type n)
                   (optimize* orig-fn (type n))))
            orig-fn)
        n)))
Basically s/type inference/just look at it directly/