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Date: 2002-04-24 (18:32)
From: jmarant@n...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml efficiency
Xavier Leroy <> writes:

> One example is software components that take a low-level view of the
> memory (as an untyped collection of bytes or words accessed via
> addresses): memory managers, garbage collectors, device drivers, and
> to some extent virtual machine interpreters.


> Caml/C conversions on other data types can be more expensive, though.
> Still, as long as the C function does some real work (e.g. 1000 cycles
> of computation), the overhead of calling it from Caml should be
> negligible.

  Many thanks for all those accurate explainations.


Jérôme Marant
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