Thu, 28 Apr 2005 10:52:13 -0700 (PDT)
--- "Wesley W. Terpstra" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> However, factoring one number on my 1.5GHz P4 took 3
> minutes with OCaml and 2 minutes with MLton. On the
> 1.2GHz iBook it took 3 minutes with OCaml and 1
> minute with MLton! How weird is that? Bear in mind,
> again, that the MLton version was not hand-optimized
> like the OCaml one.
Could the 1.2 GHz powerbook be based on a G3 processor
that does not have Altivecing? Maybe the G4 is
accidentally trying to vectorize the code somehow?
I've seen cases where the Altivec option can slow
down some code.