wok VS yjit

Compare wok vs yjit and see what are their differences.


Compiler that has been integrated into Okami now (by wolfgangj)


Optimizing JIT compiler built inside CRuby (by Shopify)
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wok yjit
1 9
22 542
- 0.7%
0.0 3.9
about 1 year ago 7 months ago
Ruby Ruby
ISC License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of yjit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-09.
  • Ruby 3.1.0 Preview 1 released with new experimental JIT
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Nov 2021
    > I’m curious how the impact affects development, deployment, etc.

    YJIT is pretty much transparent in production, if not it's likely a bug.

    When we tried MJIT in production to compare it against YJIT, it causes lots of request timeouts on deploy, because the JIT warmup would take 10 to 20 minutes and it's much slower during that phase.

    But YJIT warms ups extremely fast and with a much lower overhead, it's seemless on deploy.

    The only thing you may need to tweak is `--yjit-exec-mem-size`, it defaults to `--yjit-exec-mem-size=256` (MB) which is not quite enough for larger apps.

    As for development, it would work, but with code reloading enabled, you'd likely exhaust the executable memory allocation pretty fast, because for now YJIT doesn't GC generated code [0]. It will come soon, hopefully before the 3.1.0 release, but that's one of the reason why it's not enabled by default.

    [0] https://github.com/Shopify/yjit/issues/87

  • YJIT: Building a New JIT Compiler for CRuby
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 15 Oct 2021
    Just want to temper expectations because YJIT is still new. But if you run into crashes or bugs, please open an issue with as much detail as you can: https://github.com/Shopify/yjit
  • Sorbet Compiler: An experimental, ahead-of-time compiler for Ruby
    2 projects | /r/programming | 1 Aug 2021
    You raised a point that the compiler only does a subset. That's actually what I would expect from a new project. I don't expect a full implementation to start. It takes time for a compiler to be mature enough to be general purpose. Here is another Ruby compiler in its infancy: https://github.com/Shopify/yjit.
  • YJIT: Building a New JIT Compiler Inside CRuby
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 2 Jun 2021
    We allocate our own chunk of executable memory and append/rewrite the end of it as we compile new blocks. We have our own in-memory assembler that's implemented here. It's x86 only right now, totally not portable, but over the course of the summer we're going to work on a backend that can open up the possibility of ARM64 support and some lower-level optimizations.
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 2 Jun 2021
    Yes. I put some suggestions here. I realize that not all of them are practical, but refactoring specific hot methods could make a difference.
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 2 Jun 2021
    Yes we are in touch with the Ruby core devs. They seem open to collaborating. k0kubun (working on MJIT) has contributed to the project: https://github.com/Shopify/yjit/pull/60

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