Ordering of assembly blocks affects performance
During my work on #6135 (closed) I noticed that performance of reverse-complem benchmark in nofib depends highly on the order in which assembly block are laid out. With my patches I am consistently getting a 18-20% speed-up. In theory my patches should not impact performance of existing programs, but for some reason they affect the ordering of generated assembly blocks. On of the earlier versions of my patch I noticed that kahan benchmark suffered a 16% performance hit and again the only difference I noticed in the generated assembly was ordering of blocks. I did a more in-depth investigation in case of kahan and it turned out that this difference results from the way Core is generated: the difference between HEAD and my patches was that a worker function had its three parameters passed in different order. I did not investigate this for reverse-complem because Core is considerably larger, but I could spend some time on it if it might be relevant.