Link-time Optimization of Multi-Language Programs
Different programming languages have different strengths and weaknesses, and typically are suited for different application domains. Because of this, for many applications, using a single programming language to implement all aspects of the program may not be the best or most effective way to build the application. However, current language implementation technology does not make it easy to construct good multi-language programs: in particular, there is usually a nontrivial performance overhead associated with the use of multiple languages. This article discusses the use of link-time optimizations on machine-executable files to reduce such overheads.
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