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From: eijiro_sumii@a...
Subject: Re: WWW Page of Team PLClub (Re: ICFP programming contest: results)
> > (It was Jerome who decided that, but anyway...)  The reason was
> > convenience: we could write matrix/vector multiplication by using
> > for-loops, for instance.  As for the efficiency,
> > "records > tuples = arrays (without boundary checks)" and as for the
> > safety, "records = tuples > arrays", I suppose.

Oh, sorry, I meant "to represent matrices and vectors" only.

> Not exactly, for efficiency:
> 
> records = tuples = array without boundary checks

Excuse me, but I'm a bit confused here...  What did Xavier mean in the
message below then?

| Subject: Re: ICFP programming contest: results
| From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>
| Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 10:55:21 +0200
| 
| > Could you also tell us to what extent the knowledge of the
| > implementation of Ocaml was needed in order to get good performance ?
| 
| The only important thing to know was that a record with three float
| fields is more efficient than a triple of floats.