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Re: ocaml, simd, & fftwgel RE: [Caml-list] Caml productivity.
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Date: 2002-08-01 (15:36)
From: Damien Doligez <damien.doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: ocaml, simd, & fftwgel RE: [Caml-list] Caml productivity.
>From: John Max Skaller <>

>Huh? Which parts of a real time interactive game aren't real time??
>The whole thing, from gameplay interaction to graphics and sound,
>must be done in 'real-time'.

I'd say no part of a real-time interactive game is real-time.  To me,
real-time means something like the Ariane 5 rocket, where you have a
deadline every 36ms for the 12 hours of the mission.  And if you miss
even one deadline your 100M$ rocket will crash.

On the other hand, in something like Unreal Tournament, a half-second
freeze every 10 minutes is no big deal, and the users will not even
complain about it.

With Objective Caml on a fast machine, if you're not doing heap
compaction, GC pauses should be somewhere between 1 and 10
milliseconds.  Quite workable for an interactive game, I'd say, but
then again it's not the future of my company that is at stake.

-- Damien
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