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From: John Max Skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: When functional languages can be accepted by industry?
Sven LUTHER wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2000 at 03:49:23AM +1000, John Max Skaller wrote:
> >       No doubt the compiler I'm writing in Ocaml will be fast enough.
> > But there is no way CAML will compete with the C++ code the compiler
> > generates.
> > [At least not the way the CAML bytecode interpreter is written]
> 
> Bytecode, ...
> 
> what about the native code compiler ?

	Too hard I guess. The bytecode compiler can probably
be modified to be stackless, and thus support a huge number
of concurrent threads via continuations. It is not so easy to
generate native code with these properties.

> If you are comparing Ocaml to C++, at least use similar stuff. Or else you
> should compare to bytecode java, or interpreted C++ (if such a thing exists).

	I am. I am generating C++ code which could well be the
same performance as a bytecode interpreter, if it didn't use the 
'C' stack, since that is the reason I'm generating C++ code
rather than using the bytecode interpreter. :-)

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