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Cache algorithms: implementation or library available?
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Date: 2009-09-23 (16:26)
From: Mattias Engdegå rd <mattias@v...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cache algorithms: implementation or library available?
>> The Weak module is never the right tool for implementing a cache.
>I'm not disputing this, but I would like you hear your thoughts on  
>this topic. Why?

Weak references go away at the whim of the GC, not when it would be
useful to flush the cache. A longer explanation and more about weak
references can be found in the Cuoq/Doligez article in last year's
workshop on ML (http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1411308).