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Date: 2006-09-14 (00:05)
From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: 3.09.3 release candidate 2
From: "Chris King" <colanderman@gmail.com>

> I remember hearing somewhere that by exposing .cmx files, the compiler
> is able to inline across module boundaries, and thus distributing .cmx
> files is desirable.  Is this just a myth?  It seems redundant since
> the .cmx files are included in the .cmxa anyway.

This is a frequent confusion. The .cmxa does not contain all the
information from the .cmx, in particular not the inlining
information. This is natural if you think of it: when you compile a
module, you have no way to know in which library are its dependencies,
so you can only look for .cmx's, not for .cmxa's. The .cmxa's are only
used at link time.
You can still compile without the .cmx's, but you loose the

Jacques Garrigue