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Date: 2004-10-26 (17:34)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Single-case union types as strong typedefs
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 01:05, Jacques Carette wrote:

> I consider a linker to be an integral part of a compiler 'suite'. 
>  I could not care less when a particular code 
> optimization is done.  If it *has* to be done by the linker, then so be it.  
> I do not understand why link-time 
> optimizations seem to have been somehow less research-worthy 
> than other parts of the compiler.

Why do we need separate compilation 
and linkage in the style of C on modern systems?

Surely, we would like to have fast compilations, but 
why can't the compiler treat that as an automatic
optimisation, rather than a user managed one?

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