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From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CamlDL/Abstract pointers problem
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:24:04PM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:55:16PM +0100, Alain.Frisch@ens.fr wrote:
> > Reference: http://pauillac.inria.fr/~doligez/caml-guts/Fahndrich99.txt
> 
> Interesting.  Can someone who knows about the guts of OCaml comment on
> this: Does OCaml store simply the start and extent of the "ML Heap"?
> Or does it know about individual blocks of ML heap and use some sort
> of tree structure to work out if a pointer points into the heap?

Well, it uses a page table, but yes, it does do what you expect.

I have several applications that use types that are pointers outside of
the ocaml heap, and they work well.

Dave

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