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From: Paul Snively <psnively@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: bytecode and native code at once
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Hi Mikel!

On Aug 26, 2004, at 8:52 AM, mikel wrote:

> It's doable in principle. For example, the old MacScheme compiler used 
> parameters to tune compilation on a per-function basis; low 
> optimization settings resulted in generation of bytecode; high 
> optimization settings resulted in generation of native code. Both 
> types of function could coexist in the same runtime, with the 
> different kinds of closures represented by different appliable types.
>
> I don't know what implications such a scheme might have for type 
> safety in Ocaml.
>
Is there some reason that asmdynlink, which is part of the Caml 
Development Kit, doesn't address this?

I also think that once MetaOCaml gets its native compiler done that it 
will help answer the question as well, among others. I find MetaOCaml 
very exciting!

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Best regards,
Paul

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