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Date: 1999-01-28 (12:23)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: Suggestions
> > 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 know similar efforts are ongoing for SML/NJ, and would love to see OCaml
> have this too.

I am currently working on a COM binding for OCaml.  The development is
going relatively smoothly so far.  In particular, OCaml classes and
objects provide a good match for COM's interfaces -- nicer than what
they have to do in Haskell due to lack of OO support.

However, some problems remain, not the least of which being writing a
parser for this #$^#!! Microsoft IDL language, which seems to double in
size approximately every year.

Stay tuned,

- Xavier Leroy