[MLton] property-list vs. hashtable
Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:23:00 -0800
> Am I correct that the big change would be that no more manual freeing of
> properties would be required?
Right, since the hash table would be dead at the end of a pass (unlike
variables in the syntax tree) we wouldn't need to free stuff.
> That would seem like a definite win.
Maybe. For the ease in avoiding space leaks, yes. From a performance
perspective, I don't know if the savings from not deleting properties
makes up for the additional hashing cost (and I don't know if it would