Just-In-Time Compilation

In computing, just-in-time compilation (JIT), also known as dynamic translation, is compilation done during execution of a program – at run time – rather than prior to execution. Most often this consists of translation to machine code, which is then executed directly, but can also refer to translation to another format.JIT compilation is a combination of the two traditional approaches to translation to machine code – ahead of time compilation (AOT), and interpretation – and combines some advantages and drawbacks of both.
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    … Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a while now. HHVM is Facebook’s open-source PHP runtime, and it differentiates itself from the standard PHP runtime on a key metric: speed. Whereas the standard PHP runtime is a run-of-the-mill interpreter, HHVM employs just-in-time compilation to enable significant gains in performance. Over the past few years, we’ve…

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