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Date: 2002-12-10 (03:10)
From: Oleg <oleg_inconnu@m...>
Subject: [Caml-list] labels overhead

In his book Paradigms of AI Programming, P. Norvig mentions that Lisp 
functions with keyword arguments [1] suffer a large degree of overhead and 
that this may also be true for optional and rest arguments, although to a 
lesser degree [2], depending on the platform [3]. 

I'm wondering if the same is true for O'Caml. I'm guessing that it's not, 
since complete function applications using labels can be transformed into 
"normal" function calls at compile time. Am I right?


[1] Called "arguments with labels" in O'Caml
[2] In Lisp, optional arguments do not have labels associated with them
[3] Chapter 10.3
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