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From: Patrick M Doane <patrick@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] -thread and ocamlc vs ocamlc.opt
On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Sven wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 05:03:35PM +0100, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > Frankly, I would rather remove the .opt compilers from the RPM, rather
> > than remove the non-.opt compilers.
>
> Mmm, ...
>
> Is there really much people using the .opt compilers ? Does it really make
> sense to have them packaged ?

I occasionally use them for larger projects - typically noticing a
compilation speed imrovement of about 50-100%.

I've also been trying to represent a DOM like interface in Caml lately
which really benefits from using the .opt compiler.  There are a large
number of cyclic class types and the typechecking can take a bit of time
so I notice substantial improvements with the .opt compilers (more in the
range of 5x or so as a guess).

Patrick

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