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What's "advantage of gcc-specific features"?
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Date: 2006-04-23 (12:26)
From: David MENTRE <dmentre@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What's "advantage of gcc-specific features"?
Erik de Castro Lopo <ocaml-erikd@mega-nerd.com> writes:

> John Carr wrote:
>> The OCaml maintainers do not have a 64 bit SPARC system to test
>> on and can not take over my port.

I'm quite surprised. INRIA had tons of SPARC systems in the past (this
is at least true at INRIA Rennes). Was it impossible for the OCaml team
to get some of these systems when they were changed for PCs?

> People who own 64 bit SPARC systems and want to see the SPARC
> port continued should contact SUN and suggest that SUN supply
> a machine for the Ocaml developers.

That's said, a port of OCaml (and its GC ;-) on a 8 core, 4 threads per
core, latest Niagara processor (aka OpenSparc T1[1]) could be an
interesting task. :-)

Best wishes,

[1]  http://opensparc-t1.sunsource.net/index.html

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