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Date: 2009-12-22 (18:02)
From: Edgar Friendly <thelema314@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: multicore wish
On 12/22/2009 01:12 PM, Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 December 2009 13:09:27 Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> The advantage with ocaml though is that you never have pointers into a
>> structure. Makes thinks a lot simpler for the GC and avoids large
>> overheads in memory.
> I don't understand what you mean by OCaml "never has pointers into a
> structure". Half the problem with OCaml is that OCaml almost always uses
> pointers and the programmer has no choice, e.g. for complex numbers.
I think he means that ocaml structs (records, tuples) will only ever 
have pointers pointing to their beginning - you can't have a pointer to 
somewhere in the middle of a structure.