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Date: 2003-11-13 (01:30)
From: Oleg Trott <oleg_trott@c...>
Subject: [Caml-list] F-sharp (was: Executable size?)
On Wednesday 12 November 2003 07:26 pm, Karl Zilles wrote:
> John J Lee wrote:
> > Well, I guess they already have, in the sense that O'Caml has a .NET
> > implementation -- right?  Always assuming that implementation is more
> > than the publicity stunt that the Python one was, of course...
> You're referring to F#.  It appears to be more of a research project
> than a full fledged implementation:

Cc: Don Syme

I'm curious why F# (as I understood it), implements Caml from scratch instead 
of just changing the bytecode compiler in Caml a bit to suite its needs.

By the way, are there benchmarks comparing code produced by ocamlc, ocamlopt 
and F# (together with SML.NET and SML/NJ for that matter) on a variety of 
algorithm and numerics-intensive tasks?

IIRC, when .NET/C# just came out, there were claims that it was almost as fast 
as C.
Oleg Trott <>

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