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Date: 2002-04-22 (19:49)
From: Warp <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml efficiency
> >>   What is the real cost (in CPU) of interfaces to C libraries
> >>   since some processing have to be performed in order to convert
> >>   lower level types to Caml types?
> >
> >  I think, that there is no formal answer to your question.
> > Use profiler to find out the bottleneck...
>   Sure. But maybe experienced coders have good point of view
>   about this.

Although that kind of question cannot be really answered - because it
depends of your needs , the usage you're making , your knowledge of the
compiler , etc... - all I can say is that OCaml is fast, fast enough to be
used in many kind of applications, even using bytecode compilation. If you
want some benchwark , you can watch the Doug's Bagley's ones at

All I can say for sure - to my mind - is that OCaml worth it.

Nicolas Cannasse

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