[MLton] MLton rules! (was: filedes = int)

Henry Cejtin henry.cejtin@sbcglobal.net
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:22:26 -0500

Python big ints (longs) are built-in, but slow as a dog.  Similarly, OCaml's
are slow.  Both Python and OCaml provide access to libgmp precisely because
it is so much faster.  It really makes a huge difference if you care about
the speed of such calculations, especially if the numbers are very large
(thousands of digits).