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From: Nickolay Semyonov-Kolchin <snob@s...>
Subject: Re: Coyote Gulch test in Caml (was Re: [Caml-list] speed )
On Tuesday 21 January 2003 02:23, David Chase wrote:
> I've noticed over the years that people focus on speed over many other
> things, usually because they can measure it.  Well, we can measure
> accuracy of transcendental functions, too, so I thought I would
> ask the question.  How much is enough for your application?  Of the
> languages being benchmarked, which one has the most accurate
> transcendental functions?  Is this less important than speed?

Speed and accuracy are different things. Matlab class software need accuracy, 
most computer games need speed. This is the reason of "-ffast-math" key in 
gcc. Ocaml lacks such key, and always produce ineffecient floating-point 

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