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Date: 2002-06-10 (06:28)
From: Chris Hecker <checker@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Timing Ocaml

>* The GNU C compiler gcc is recommended, as the bytecode
>   interpreter takes advantage of gcc-specific features to enhance
>   performance.
>What is the nature of these optimizations?

GCC lets you take the address of a label.  You can see in byterun/interp.c 
that it uses a jump table instead of a switch when you're using GCC.

At least, that's what it looks like.


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