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Date: 2010-11-28 (18:14)
From: oliver@f...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Is OCaml fast?
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 11:50:58PM +0100, Fabrice Le Fessant wrote:
>  The main problem was that other languages have bigger standard
> libraries, whereas OCaml has a very small one (just what is needed
> to compile the compiler, actually). In many problems, you could
> benefit from using a very simple shared-memory library (in
> mandelbrot, the ocaml multicore solution has to copy the image in a
> socket between processes, whereas it could just be in a shared
> memory segment), you work on a shared-mem module?!

> and in general, many solutions could benefit from
> specialised data structures that are provided in other languages by
> their standard libraries, and from some system calls that are
> currently not in the Unix library.

During the last some releases a lot more unix syscalls were added
and that's fine of course).

Which calls are you missing there?