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Date: 2009-09-27 (19:07)
From: Edgar Friendly <thelema314@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] JIT & HLVM, LLVM
Jon Harrop wrote:
> C++ has those features and they are blamed for slow compilation. However, 
> separate compilation is not the issue so much as dynamic loading.
Yes, dynamic loading doesn't mix with whole-program analysis.  Although
I wonder if it's possible to have our cake and eat it too, with a fast
bytecode compiler and a slower native code compiler that does great

> I think 
> that an OCaml-like language that addresses OCaml's performance (including 
> parallelism) and FFI issues would be much more widely useful and is an 
> entirely achievable goal.
I'm not as committed to abandoning OCaml as you seem, and have hope for
incremental improvement of OCaml's weaknesses, although I realize we'll
have to break a number of things to get to where we both (and likely
many others) want to be.