[MLton] mlbs and soft and hard links

Henry Cejtin henry@sourcelight.com
Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:01:30 -0500

Re  speeding up MLton type checking of large programs, do you think that that
is really do-able without changing the order of source code?  I.e., given mlb
files, I can see (I think) how I might structure a program so that a bunch of
files are compiled in the same environment (i.e., no one of the files results
is used in the compilation of any of the others).  Given that, there is a lot
of freedom to re-order compilation so that the most  recently  changed  files
are  compiled  last,  or  so  that the context used in compiling the recently
changed files is long-lived.  That way you will spot errors very quickly.

Is this what you have in mind?