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Date: 2005-11-17 (09:25)
From: Jonathan Roewen <jonathan.roewen@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Video/Audio codecs in ocaml
> With OCaml you can't use features like SIMD instructions of CPUs, and
> will do many bound checking, so it will be slower.
> I'm a bit sceptical that ocaml may be as good as C for pure signal
> processing.

Oh okay. Ah well, I'm doing a pure OCaml OS anyways, so we'll just
have to wait and see. Can bounds checking be disabled for just one

> Writing a mpeg2 decoder won't take less than a week !!!

We'll see. It'd be more like rewriting something like libmpeg2 in
ocaml I think. It'd be a damn good attempt anyways ;-)

> If you have to write something, a ocaml wrapper for ffmpeg may be a
> good start.

No linking of program specific C code into OS, I'm afraid.