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From: Christophe TROESTLER <Christophe.Troestler+ocaml@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Dynamic linking
On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> 
> So exactly what is the advantage of the top level?
> 
> Yes, I use it occasionally for testing 1-2 line
> fragments, mainly the typing, but i just can't
> envisage how a ray tracer could be use productively
> in such an environment, as compared to just making
> a suitable file and compiling and running it.

I generally also type code in a file and use C-x C-e if I need to get
an immediate feedback.  However, native performance can be useful in
order (say) to perform interactive data analysis and use pure ocaml
libraries (as opposed to C wrappers).  Data analysis requires some
kind of fast feeback because you generally only discover what you want
to do during the analysis itself...

ChriS