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From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:01:02PM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Oliver Bandel 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...
> > 
> > Well, maybe there should be a BigStrings- or LongStrings-Module
> > introduced into OCaml-stdlib?
> 
> Well, there is something for opaque binary data, but the problem is that 
> not all functions one would like to have on them are readily available.
[...]

What and where?

Ciao,
   Oliver