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From: Alex Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Does Caml have slow arithmetics ?
Luc Maranget wrote:
>>On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:51:10AM +0200, Andreas Rossberg wrote:
>>
>>Many ocaml programs depend on tail-call elimination, although I don't
>>believe anything in the docs requires it to be done.
>>
> 
> 
> Well, when programming in caml, I use the following rules (which I hope to be
> accurate!)
> 
> + ocamlc does perform tail call elimation
> + ocamlopt does it less often. Namely, calls in tail position
>   become real tail calls when all their arguments are passed in registers.
>   (This does not apply to self-tail calls which are always optimized)
> 


What?! Is this true? This effectively means that I cannot count on 
tail-call elimination in general?

Alex

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