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From: Olivier Andrieu <andrieu@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
 > Frédéric Gava [Fri, 4 Feb 2005]:
 > > On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:22:47AM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher
 > > wrote:
 > > > Oh, by the way, there is one more thing which I consider a
 > > > really grave issue, which gave us quite a lot of grey hair
 > > > already: Ocaml strings have this stupid limitation to 16 MB,
 > > > which means in particular that if you serialize a truly large
 > > > intermediate state of, say, a long and complicated calculation
 > > > which accidentally got a bit larger than this limit (while you
 > > > did not expect that), well...
 > >
 > > Got to agree with you on this one ...  At least we'll soon all be
 > > using 64 bit computers where OCaml doesn't suffer this
 > > limitation.
 > >
 > > Rich.
 > > Richard Jones, CTO Merjis Ltd.
 > 
 > Also agree with you.  This limitation is sometime a problem for
 > me. I code a library in Ocaml for parallel computing, thus I always
 > serialize values and I could not bench programs which put on the
 > networks, very big values. 

AFAIK Marshal.{to,from}_channel isn't limited by the maximum string
length.

-- 
   Olivier