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ocaml, simd, & fftwgel RE: [Caml-list] Caml productivity.
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Date: 2002-07-31 (08:09)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: ocaml, simd, & fftwgel RE: [Caml-list] Caml productivity.
> However, there is one thing that particularly disturbs me about OCaml
> - the way that it handles floating point values.  In OCaml a floating
> point value is always 64 bit, and because only values that are always
> the size of a machine word internally are not allocated, floating
> point values in OCaml are ALWAYS allocated on the heap!!

"Often", but not "always".  Detailed explanations on float boxing are
available here:

- Xavier Leroy
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