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Date: 2005-02-04 (16:49)
From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:22:47AM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
> Oh, by the way, there is one more thing which I consider a really
> grave issue, which gave us quite a lot of grey hair already: Ocaml 
> strings have this stupid limitation to 16 MB, which means in particular 
> that if you serialize a truly large intermediate state of, say, a long 
> and complicated calculation which accidentally got a bit larger than this 
> limit (while you did not expect that), well...

Well, maybe there should be a BigStrings- or LongStrings-Module
introduced into OCaml-stdlib?

But: When you mean with "a long and complicated calculation"
using larger int/float-values you may use
the num-library.
E.g. in module Num there is a  string_of_num-function.
Do you really think, the results will be larger than 16MB?

Or what kind of computation do you think about?