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Date: 2003-03-02 (15:58)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: hierarchical modules
> IMHO not linking all modules packed with -pack when only one of them is
> referenced is much more important.

Probably, but that's orthogonal to the points that John Carr mentioned.
It looks feasible (but hard!) with native-code packed libraries, and
even harder with bytecode.  It's not often the case that a feature is
harder to implement in bytecode than in native code!  (The reason here
is that native-code compilations have these .cmx cross-module
optimization information that can be used to inform the client of a
packed module of the actual structure of the packing; while no such
info is available for clients compiled to bytecode.)

This needs more thinking...

- Xavier Leroy

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