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Is there any way a Java-like language could implement immutable primitive arrays without incurring performance penalties?

I asked: What prevents Java from having immutable primitive arrays? a while back and got an answer: Because immutable primitive arrays would typically require checking some immutable flag every time a ...
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Scalability of a language [closed]

When building a language, one of the things to consider is scalability, the ability of a programming language to efficiently manage large or small amounts of code. How should one factor this when ...
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How does the performance of reference counting and tracing GC compare?

We already have a more general question about different types of garbage collection, but performance is only touched on briefly, and in pretty unspecific ways. What are the more specific ways in which ...
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