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Date: 2004-12-21 (08:25)
From: Ville-Pertti Keinonen <will@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlopt for ppc64
On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 01:17 +0100, wrote:
> I do have a true ppc64 userland... (64bit kernel, gcc, linker, libraries;
> "configure" rightly sees a 64-bit architecture...)
> I'd like to have a 64bit ocamlopt to run my programs that would greatly
> benefit from fast large integer arithmetic.

For large enough integers, you may well see considerable improvements
even when running bytecode just by adding a few simple CPU-specific
operations to the num library.

Note that currently OCaml bignums need a small fix to work correctly on
64-bit architectures (see bug 3299).