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Date: 2005-02-14 (02:19)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@j...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Determining memory usage?
On Monday 14 February 2005 01:46, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Remi Vanicat <remi.vanicat@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then you have to look to the Gc module of the stdlib, in particular
> > the Gc.stat function
> Thanks Remi, the heap_words field of the stat record seems to be
> what I want. However sicne that field is in words, I'm looking
> for a way to figure out the word_size (4 vs 8 bytes) so I can
> do a calculation that is correct on 32 and 64 but systems.
> Any further clues?

You'll be wanting Sys.word_size:

"Size of one word on the machine currently executing the Caml program, in 
bits: 32 or 64."


Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.