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Date: 1999-01-26 (17:43)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <Gerd.Stolpmann@d...>
Subject: Re: Looking for a nail
On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Lyn A Headley wrote:

>Ocaml could really use some nice database interfaces.  Any of
>Postgresql, Mysql, or the free sybase or oracle bindings would go a
>long way toward making ocaml attractive for free software hackers.  I
>would also consider a web server and/or some HTML generation

I am currently working on a db interface that connects to Adabas D,
and plan to write another driver for Informix. If somebody else is
interested in that we could share code; most commercial DBMS follow
the ANSI standard for embedded SQL and because of that it should be very 
simple to derive drivers for other DBMS. As far as I know, the free
DBMS have their own specific interfaces; drivers would have to be totally

What would be really nice if Miles is interested in that are tools for
server-side "scripting", as alternative for Perl and Python. This could
mean a good CGI parser, a configurable XML-to-HTML converter, HTTP and
FTP tools, and a killer app showing everybody what's going on.

Another interesting project would be a Corba interface, as Gnome and KDE
want to use Corba. Then Ocaml would be one of the most elegant ways to
write desktop applications.

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