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Ocamlopt x86-32 and SSE2
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Date: 2009-05-10 (02:43)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocamlopt x86-32 and SSE2
On Sunday 10 May 2009 03:16:49 Seo Sanghyeon wrote:
> 2009/5/10 Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de>:
> > Having ocaml require SSE2 is quite unacceptable for someone with a Via
> > C7 cpu (they don't have SSE2, right?) Is it really that much work for
> > ocaml to use option 3?
> Maybe not, but don't underestimate tiny inconveniences! Even if it is
> tiny more work to support x87, it could be a difference of doing it and
> not doing it.
> http://lesswrong.com/lw/f1/beware_trivial_inconveniences/

If you want to avoid inconvenience, why not use LLVM to replace several of the 
existing backends?

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.