The F# Journal just published an article about performance:
"In order to write efficient programs it is essential to have an accurate mental model of the cost of various operations. Function calls are one of the most important operations. This article examines various kinds of function calls and other constructs that are used equivalently and studies their performance in detail..."
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Background reading on the reference counting vs tracing garbage collection debate - Eight years ago I answered a question on Stack Overflow about the suitability of OCaml and Haskell for soft real-time work like visualization: "*for real-ti...
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