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August 14, 2017 at 7:31 am
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Pick phase is after call phase, and you got it right from the doc. For some reason I was thinking of branches, for which the predicate is evaluated in writerPhase, after the pick. Sorry for the brain freeze 🙁
Hence your pick-and-call needs an extra instruction. As for ranges of calls, currently the compiler transforms your example into (in effect):
if (x < 0) return 0; else if (x < 3) return bar(); else if (x < 6) return baz(); else return 0;
Your pick-based solution is better than this, even with the extra instruction, but it’s unclear that the case is common enough to look for.