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Date: 2000-04-25 (16:59)
From: Markus Mottl <mottl@m...>
Subject: Re: When functional languages can be accepted by industry?
> For me, it has deficiency as a scripting language: interactive
> (command prompt) use is clumbsy because gnu-readline isn't integrated:
> no history or editing. [This should be easy to fix: there's some code
> in the repository which might be adapted.]

I have already nearly forgotten about this problem: I use the "ile"-tool
(input line editor - some age old piece of software) as "wrapper" around
the OCaml-toplevel, which gives me all these nice features back. Works with
just about any terminal program!

For those of you who don't have it yet, I have put a link to the
source-tarball into Gerd Stolpmann's link database (name: ILE):

After compilation, just start it with "ile ocaml" (even better: assign an

Especially useful for teaching/demonstration purposes...

Best regards,
Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl,,