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Date: 2003-01-24 (10:34)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Function Indirection overhead?
> I am not sure, if in ocaml we write
> let f = Hop.a;
> where f and Hop.a are methods, does the compiler "short-circuit" the call,
> or not?

Yes, it does.  Applications of function f will go straight to the code
for Hop.a.  Contrast this with

let f x = Hop.a x

where an additional call (from f to Hop.a) would occur.

- Xavier Leroy
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