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Date: 2009-04-05 (06:57)
From: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Strings
Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> writes:

> On Saturday 04 April 2009 22:51:50 Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> The beauty of ocaml strings is that they are really compact. An ocaml
>> string on 32bit is 5-8 bytes longer than the contained string and 9-16
>> bytes on 64bit.
> The ugliness is that 16Mb limit. I assume those limits have been removed in 
> batteries?!

As that is a limitation of the GC memory structure of a string there
is nothing batteries can do there. Not for the basic type string. It
is also just 32bit that is so severly limited.