[LLVMdev] ML types in LLVM

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 16 07:44:04 PDT 2009

>On Sunday 14 June 2009 14:09:33 Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Florian Weimer<fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
>> > Is this really a problem for MLton? I think you only get less precise
>> > alias analysis, and that's it.
>> Correct. However, I want a fair comparison between LLVM performance
>> and the native x86 codegen. If I don't give LLVM the same information
>> the x86 codegen has, it's an unfair comparison.
>Even if this puts LLVM at an unfair disadvantage, I think you will find 
>LLVM will thrash MLton's current x86 backend anyway.
>I did some benchmarking on HLVM and found that it was often several times
>faster than OCaml when the GC is not the bottleneck:

For numerical tasks and Array tasks but your graphs show for data 
manipulation for Lists LLVM is slower. I thnk you need further benchmarks, 
is this at all posible for you to do :)



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