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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The Bytecode Interpreter...
On Friday 21 October 2005 23:24, Jonathan Roewen wrote:
> I've noted on the computer language shootout that ocaml bytecode is
> slow compared to Java. I'm curious, are there any plans to optimise
> the shit out of the bytecode interpreter? I know it has been a goal to
> not be much more than 1.3x slower than C -- but this only covers
> ocamlopt/native code. Don't you think bytecode should have some
> endeavour to match or better some other language too (Java seems best
> case to me in this scenario).

You may be interested in Basile's ocamljit.

> About the only thing the shootout proves is that ocaml bytecode has
> very good memory use compared to Java.

and brevity.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
Objective CAML for Scientists