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Date: 2009-11-04 (15:43)
From: Jan Kybic <kybic@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] AST versus Ocaml
>  Shivkumar Chandrasekara said:
>I switched from OCaml to ATS for numerical computations. I did this
>because I was thinking of switching to some low-level language anyway
>(for efficiency). I think ATS is a good fit for OCaml types who also
>want low-level control of memory and CPU. (You can always turn on the
>GC in ATS and code in an OCaml-like fashion if you wish.)

Thank you, that sounds very encouraging. So are you saying that if you
turn on the GC in ATS, the performance is not so different?

And yes, I misspelled the name, the correct one is ATS, I am sorry.

> Kevin Cheung said:
> Unfortunately, I don't have much to say about AST at the moment.  But
> if it is as fast as it claims to be, then it might do what Jon Harrop
> is trying to achieve with HLVM.

Yes, exactly, fast Ocaml based on HLVM would be ideal. However
HLVM+Ocaml is probably still years away, while ATS can be used right


Jan Kybic <kybic@fel.cvut.cz>                       tel. +420 2 2435 5721
http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/~kybic                      ICQ 200569450