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Re: Porting caml (and coq) to HP/UX.
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Date: 1992-11-06 (08:11)
From: Francis Dupont <dupont@g...>
Subject: Re: Porting caml (and coq) to HP/UX.
[ Note du mode'rateur :
 In his last message Emmanuel Chailloux wrote: ]

=> Sorry but it is not possible to port an interactive version of CAML
(the full one) on Snake architecture because there is no Le_Lisp runtime
producing directly runnable code for this architecture.

You have three choices :
 - port the Le_Lisp runtime (*not* easy, very expensive and nobody wants
to do that...) on Snake architecture or develop a byte-code version
(no so stupid !)
 - use only non-interactive (i.e. batch...) version of CAML, throwing
away the toplevel loop
 - use Caml-Light who has a byte-code interpreter (note: there is no
really usable byte-coded version of the Le_Lisp runtime)


PS : you have or will have the same problem for all the new RISC architectures
(DEC Alpha, MIPS R4000, Intel Pentium, ...)