[music-dsp] programming languages for real-time audio

Erik de Castro Lopo mdsp-erikd at mega-nerd.com
Tue Sep 23 04:30:26 EDT 2008


David Cournapeau wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo
> <mdsp-erikd at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> >
> > It is not in my opinion a good language for real-time DSP, so I
> > tend to use C for that instead.
> 
> We want more :) Did you write anything about your findings on the
> limitations of ocaml for real-time dsp ?

I didn't write anything, but it basically comes down to insufficient
control of the garbage collector.

The other thing is that DSP programming is mainly imperative programming
and although you can do imperative programming in Ocaml, C is a better
imperative language than Ocaml.

Erik
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