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Date: 2003-05-04 (13:35)
From: Falk Hueffner <falk.hueffner@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Efficiency of 'a list
Eray Ozkural <> writes:

> To be precise, comparing an int list and int array we'll see that
> list occupies twice the same memory

Thrice, actually. AFAIK, lists behave exactly like

type 'a list =
| Cons of 'a * 'a list

and therefore require an extra header word that will keep the
enumeration number, allocation size and temporary GC information.


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