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Comparison of OCaml and MLton for numerics
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Date: 2007-06-01 (12:04)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Comparison of OCaml and MLton for numerics
On Friday 01 June 2007 12:43:26 Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Yaron Minsky wrote:
> > I could not agree with this sentiment more.  Stephen actually now works
> > at Jane Street, and since his arrival he's taught us a  number of
> > techniques for using modules and functors to organize and factor code
> > more
> > effectively.  Some of these techniques were obviously born in the context
> > of Mlton, where they have no performance penalty.  It's downright
> > annoying to have to avoid these techniques in performance-sensitive code
> > in OCaml.  In other words, factoring out with functors and modules is
> > good style, but OCaml penalizes you for it.
> Can the defunctorizor help?
>     http://www.lri.fr/~signoles/ocamldefun/manual.html
> Erik

Indeed, after you defunctorize what performance penalties are left by modules?

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