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From: David Monniaux <David.Monniaux@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] what magic is this?
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 effbiae@ivorykite.com wrote:

> i've started writing a mmap module.  i'm looking at the source to bigarray
> to see how it's done. in bigarray.ml, external functions
>  Array1.{get,set} are linked to "%bigarray_{ref,set}_1"

External functions starting with a % are primitives that are
directly compiled by the ocamlopt compiler into specific code, without the
overhead of a function call.

David Monniaux            http://www.di.ens.fr/~monniaux
Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École Normale Supérieure,
Paris, France

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