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From: Jean-Marc EBER <Jean-Marc.Eber@s...>
Subject: OCaml on IA-64 (was "About Ocaml and Sourceforge").
>I registered OCaml on SourceForge for the sole purpose of getting
>an account on their "compile farm", and more specifically on their
>prototype IA64/Itanium machines.  I'm working on an IA64 port of the
>OCaml native-code compiler, and while the initial port was done using
>HP's emulator, I needed real hardware to complete it.
>
>IA64 a weird architecture; exploiting all its capabilities is a real
>challenge for compiler writers.  OCaml is not going to exploit all of
>them (far from it!), but even a relatively naive code generator isn't
>easy, especially with all the bugs in the GNU IA64 assembler... 

OCaml team from INRIA working on an (even "relatively naive") port of the *native-code* compiler to
the IA-64 platform ? Best news of the day, or even the week.... :-)

Does this mean tnat the OCaml team could already achieve to produce a byte-code compiler for
this platform (I know well that there is a 64 bit version of the *byte-code compiler* available (Alpha),
but as we all know, one often encounter some unforseen problems...) ?

Jean-Marc Eber

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SUBJECT: Re: About Ocaml and Sourceforge.


> OCaml is on sourceforge since the 2000-Jun-30. What is exactly the
> goal of this move, cvs access ? or/and mailing, forums ?

I registered OCaml on SourceForge for the sole purpose of getting
an account on their "compile farm", and more specifically on their
prototype IA64/Itanium machines.  I'm working on an IA64 port of the
OCaml native-code compiler, and while the initial port was done using
HP's emulator, I needed real hardware to complete it.

IA64 a weird architecture; exploiting all its capabilities is a real
challenge for compiler writers.  OCaml is not going to exploit all of
them (far from it!), but even a relatively naive code generator isn't
easy, especially with all the bugs in the GNU IA64 assembler... 

As for OCaml on SourceForge, I'll put a couple of Web pages pointing
back to the INRIA Web and CVS servers.  I hope the SourceForge people
won't mind this slight bending of their rules!

> PS: now there is 3 OCaml projet under sourceforge !!

I was impressed with the quality of the services offered by
SourceForge, and would encourage that doesn't control their own
servers to host their projects on SourceForge.

- Xavier Leroy


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