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Date: 2005-02-13 (02:34)
From: Michael Walter <>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The boon of static type checking
On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:27:56 -0600 (CST), Brian Hurt <> wrote:
> You've had better experiences that I have, obviously.  I've met one too
> many programmers who said, in effect, "inlining a function makes it go
> faster, so I try to inline lots of my functions!"
Ouch :-)

> > What I'm saying is that choosing a language is a tradeoff, and the
> > kind of tradeoff C++ gives you can be a very good one (if not the
> > best) for particular problem domains. You can see evidence for such a
> > domain in the time spent on improving already very good compilers :-)
> Actually, most of the time was spent improving the C compiler.  [...]
That's true, my statement should have read "C (or C++)".