– 3) Inner-loop specific optimizations
Anything of this sort would be member-specific, and none of the current members do such things. There has been some thought though; at one point we considered a “do(n)times” branch form. One problem is that the needs and possible optimizations are heavily domain dependent: “inner loop” screams “scientific programming”, whereas more conventional code can actually be detuned by keeping extra state for “optimization”.
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