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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Even at compile time 2*2=4!


Pierre Weis wrote:

> (The constants written at compile time in the executable are stored to
> disk anyway and have to be read back when launching the program: in
> the case of the CAS program, loading those huge constants with the
> executable was slower than loading a small executable that re-computed
> them from scratch!)
> 
> Life is not that simple...
> 
> Pierre Weis

I agree. This method is only useful if computational 
complexity is much greater than space complexity. Besides, 
even complexity is actually a fairly volatile concept in 
this case, because we are talking about computing a constant 
function (no input).

To be honest, I can't think of a situtation where I'd use my 
own hack. I wonder what was Jakob's reason for posting 
originally.

Alex

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