Re: VLIW & caml: how?

From: Christopher Oliver (
Date: Sat Aug 29 1998 - 19:36:28 MET DST

Subject: Re: VLIW & caml: how?
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 13:36:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Christopher Oliver" <>
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Todd Lewis writes:
> I've been reading that VLIW as implemented on the IA-64/Merced will post
> problems for conventional compilers such as gcc which don't have a very
> expansive view of the code they're compiling. How well will o'caml deal
> with optimizing for this sort of architecture? Any thoughts?

Well... since no one in the free software community knows much
about Merced, and Intel is not talking, this chip isn't yet real
as far as authors of compiler back ends for free languages. I
think we should make sure Intel doesn't play Appendix H games
again before wasting much time speculating on how any compiler
handles optimization on this architecture.

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