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From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Questions on replacing finalizers and memory footprints
> Also, is there a simple way to implement a function (perhaps using
> Obj.magic) which will walk a (possibly circular) network of tuples,
> arrays, variadic entities and lists, and return the total number of
> bytes used up by that structure? I see that this should be possible
> in principle with the present implementation of the runtime if one
> could get some basic information about the internal type of an
> array.

Jean-Christophe Filliātre's "size" library does exactly this:

       http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/software.en.html

- Xavier Leroy