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From: Edgar Friendly <thelema314@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Strings
Jon Harrop wrote:
> 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?!
>
Our implementation of ropes (well, really Mauricio Fernandez's) has a
limit of ~700MB in 32-bit and 220GB in 64-bit.  Users that need more
than that will have to recompile batteries with a larger
'Rope.max-height' constant.

E.