Re: Catching Break?

From: Xavier Leroy (
Date: Mon Feb 08 1999 - 18:16:34 MET

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 18:16:34 +0100
From: Xavier Leroy <>
To: Ian T Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: Catching Break?
In-Reply-To: <>; from Ian T Zimmerman on Fri, Feb 05, 1999 at 10:00:27AM -0800

> As I didn't get any further followups on this topic, I looked at the
> bytecode compiler and interpreter. (As of Ocaml 2.01) I cannot see
> the "function application" case being done:

All function application instructions (APPLY*) perform a check for signal.
The CHECK_SIGNAL instruction is needed only when a check must be
performed elsewhere (i.e. at the head of a loop body).

- Xavier Leroy

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