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JIT-compilation for OCaml?
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Date: 2001-01-04 (13:24)
From: Markus Mottl <mottl@m...>
Subject: Re: JIT-compilation for OCaml?
On Thu, 04 Jan 2001, John Max Skaller wrote:
> 	Actually, I think ocamlopt is _more_ portable.
> There's no mucking around with custom run-times, etc.

Well, it would be really funny to see OCaml compete against Java in
the browser market (a rather unrealistic dream, I fear). Wasn't there a
basic WWW-browser written in OCaml? I am not sure, but I think it also
supported OCaml-byte code.

> 	That's easy: a half way decent GUI.
> If Ocaml had a decent GUI API that worked on just X- and MS- Windows
> systems, it would be a killer. Tk just doesn't cut it anymore.
> GTK has promise, but the widgets are immature and lacking functionality.
> Java's Swing is a bit messy, but it does provide a rich variety
> of configurable widgets, and some documentation. :-(

I expected that people would mention GUI-libraries, but I don't write
GUIs. Is this really everything people are missing? I wouldn't mind
porting the one or other library if it has functionality I need.

- Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl, mottl@miss.wu-wien.ac.at, http://miss.wu-wien.ac.at/~mottl