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Date: 2010-11-23 (22:25)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Is OCaml fast?
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 06:03:10PM +0000, Isaac Gouy wrote:
> Jon Harrop <jonathandeanharrop <at>> writes:
> > 
> > Note that the regex-dna solution for Haskell tweaks its GC parameters via
> > the -H command-line parameter:
> Note that there is no restriction on "tuning the GC" for regex-dna.
> Note that there is no restriction on "tuning the GC" for any task except
> binary-trees.

Don't you think this is a pretty ludicrous restriction?

Tuning the GC / adjusting the size of pools or mallocs is essential
for optimizing for modern processors.  I bet the C programs are doing
this, except that it won't obviously be called "tuning the GC"
although it amounts to precisely the same thing.


Richard Jones
Red Hat