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Date: 2003-05-04 (12:38)
From: Eray Ozkural <exa@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Efficiency of 'a list
On Sunday 04 May 2003 07:08, wrote:
> I've done a little timing of things, and according to my results:
> If you care about efficiency and use OCaml, you should use lists
> fairly often, ie if you are always looping and accessing the elements
> in order. OCaml can iterate through a list (recursively) about twice as
> fast as it can iterate through an array.  It can iterate through a
> list about as fast as or maybe even a little faster than C or C++ can
> iterate through an array.

Considering n appends and m iterations.

I must point out that this is non-sense. An open table like my Dynarray module 
will be a lot faster than a list because of two things:
1) cache coherence (more important)
2) reduced page faults (TLB misses, important after context switches)

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