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Re: MLton on PowerPC: voltaire's Christmas wish?

The price of this upgrade is $30.


I will match funds with someone who puts in $15! :)


On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 11:21 +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 09:42:01AM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > > Well, having more RAM is always nice, but IMHO there's something wrong with
> > > MLton when it needs that much RAM for building.
> >
> > It's a whole-program optimizing compiler...
> > That means it analyzes all of the source code at once.
> > When compiling a large project (MLton is ~145k lines) it needs memory.
> >
> > I agree that this is unfortunate; however, if you check out the runtime
> > performance of MLton compiled applications, you'll see the advantages. =)
> I shudder at the thought of having a language that allows for 145k line
> programs that _need_ global optimization. Maybe we all should have kept
> programming in FORTRAN forever ...
> Re: building of that monster for ppc: your best bet is to find a ppc
> developer who agrees to manually build it once in a while. Depending on
> the current configuration you'd have to find at least one 256 MB PC100
> DIMM for voltaire to reach 512 MB. Since voltaire copes just fine with all
> other packages, I doubt you'll convince the treasurer to pay for that
> upgrade.
> 	Michael

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