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From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: javacaml
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:10:28PM +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> I think I am a being that is able to learn, and my conclusion from my Java
> experiments is that it is better to go non-Java ways than to accept the JVM as
> it is. There are a number of ways to do so:
> 
> - Why isn't there an O'Caml plugin for Mozilla? In many environments, you do
>   not need a sandbox, e.g. within intranets, and code signing suffices.
> 
> - Why isn't there a version of the bytecode interpreter that can dynamically
>   load libraries? (I know that there is a patch, but nothing official.) This
>   makes it simple to distribute platform-independent bytecode, because it 
>   becomes possible to provide a set of official OVMs (O'Caml Virtual Machines)
>   for every platform. If you want to execute an O'Caml program, you need only
>   to download the OVM from caml.inria.fr, and you are ready to make your
>   experiences with this language.

For it to be really usefull (i think) you would also need that all now -custom
using libraries become trully platform independent. Xavier spoke about it some
time ago.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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