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Date: 2002-07-22 (18:40)
From: achrist@e...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml productivity.
Pal-Kristian Engstad wrote:
> ... I want to have the capability to make
> the code even better. To do that, one needs to be able to make use of
> the hardware, i.e. get down to the bare bones of your platform. 
> ...

Isn't this fairly impossible for an applications programmer programming
the popular modern computers?  Don't these machines implement their
features through low-level virtual machines?  Re-order and rewrite
instructions?  Speculatively branch?  Execute sequential instructions
in parallel? Have hierarchical memory caches that they manage
impervious to the desires of the programmer?  Etc, etc, etc?

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