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Date: 2001-09-26 (20:42)
From: Dave Mason <dmason@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] calling native from bytecode
>>>>> On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 14:22:09 -0700, Chris Hecker <> said:

> I was going to reply to that same quote and reiterate my desire to
> link native and bytecode!  :)

I hate me-too mailings on lists, but... :-)

I honestly think this is one of the most important issues with ocaml
at the moment.  The native code compiler is good enough that we
frequently see examples of it beating C code (sometimes partly because
of having to jump the barrier between ocaml and C, but still...).  It
is a huge shame that we can't use the resulting code in the

I wonder how much of the runtime library would be speeded up (and made
more robust) if it were coded in ocaml instead of C.

Please, please, please!

Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now, or a grad student with
the aptitude, or I'd do it.  It would be *very* cool to have ocaml all
the way down to the metal!

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