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Date: 1999-01-28 (12:23)
From: David McClain <dmcclain@a...>
> Gerd Stolpmann's suggestion that some kind of Corba integretation =
should be
> provided is a good one, I think.  I'd have more luck using OCaml at
> work if I could hide it behind IDL.  Has anyone investigated Corba or
> COM bindings for OCaml?

I have a minimal interface for COM already in place for OCAML 2.01. I =
use it to connect with a COM-based universal scientific data server. I =
can handle the OLE types of interest to a scientist... (but not yet for =
things like UUID's and other more bizarred data types). I have to admit, =
that in order to do this I had to stoop to C++ because of the many types =
of ints and floats that are likely to arise, and also because of the =
need to access the SAFEARRAY data structure. I don't know how to do this =
yet in OCAML... It would be really great if OCAML could also be used for =
systems level programming chores like this, and for writing hardware =
control software...

David McClain
Sr. Scientist
Raytheon Missile Systems Co.
Tucson, AZ