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Could be Caml a good language for sound manipulation ?
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Date: 2004-11-29 (03:28)
From: Evan Martin <martine@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Could be Caml a good language for sound manipulation ?
On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 12:17:32AM +0100, Elthariel wrote:
> I'm quite new in oCaml world, I partially learnt it in my school (EPITA 
> / Paris) and I'm going to finish this next year. I'm not really ease in 
> english so my question will be short : do you think Caml coul be a nice 
> langage for sound manipulation implementation, as Synthetizers, effects 
> plugins ? I doesn't ask for answer in term of performance which should 
> be I guess quite good :p, but more in term of software design and 
> language facility.

The main problem I've encountered is that if you allocate memory while
processing large streams of data, your program ends up spending a lot of
its processing time in the garbage collector.

Evan Martin