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Yes, I agree with the tradeoffs you’ve chosen. It does have some impedance mismatch with what Lisp would ideally want, but that’s already the case in x86 (even the slab allocation pointer is in thread-local storage, not a register), and it’s still speed-competitive there.

Like I said, it’s an interesting issue to wipe the slate of optimization assumptions clean and look at how the top-level goals for this class of language compilers will be accomplished on a new architecture.