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Date: -- (:)
From: Andreas Rossberg <rossberg@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] int_of_string bug
skaller wrote:
>>
>>> That's a problem too, but there is at least a defensible reason for
>>> that, which is that it is expensive to get integer overflow to throw
>>> an exception.
>> i386 and amd64 have hardware support for that, so it's not very
>> expensive.  There are pretty short RISC sequences for the checks, too.
>>
>> MLton uses the i386 hardware support, and I think you can disable the
>> checks, so measuring the overhead shouldn't be too hard.
> 
> But there is a difference you may have missed: Ocaml integers
> are 31 or 63 bits, not 32 or 64 bits. 

But it uses the most significant 31/63 bits for ints, so that becomes a 
non-issue. ;-)

-- 
Andreas Rossberg, rossberg@ps.uni-sb.de