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Date: 2006-05-20 (09:07)
From: Jozef Kosoru <zyzstar@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Array 4 MB size limit
On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 21:52:26 -0400, Brian Hurt wrote:
> >I think that's an awfully simplistic point of view.  My problem is
> >that I want to store more than 4 million items in an array.  You're
> >suggesting moving to 64 bits?  And even if everyone magically moves
> >to 64 bits, I can imagine that in the future someone will want to
> >read more than 2^(64 - 10) items from a file into memory, as 64 bits
> >isn't quite "number of atoms in the universe" big yet.
> And in 20 years or so, assuming Moore's law holds, we'll need to
> transition to 128-bit architectures.  Servers should probably
> transistion a little sooner, maybe 15 years out.

Sure. Average consumers in 20 years, servers in 15 years and OCaml users
in 5 years (remember N-10!).
jozef kosoru