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From: David Gurr <gurr@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Natively compiled code and toplevel

> From owner-caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr Wed Jun 13 19:09:47 2001
> From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp>
> To: wester@ilt.fhg.de
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> > I looked over the mktoplevel manual and as far as I understand  it is 
> > possible to link compiled C-code with the mktoplevel but not to link
> > with natively compiled OCaml code. Am I right and why is this the case? 
> > 
> > Rolf
> 
> You're right. To be efficient, native ocaml code does not use the same
> conventions as C, so you cannot call a natively compiled ocaml function
> as though it were a C function.
> 
> Fabrice Le Fessant has done some work on the other way round. See
> asmdynlink on this page: http://pauillac.inria.fr/~lefessan/src/.
> The idea is to be able to execute ocaml bytecode inside a native
> program. With a large amount of hacking, it should be possible to
> build an ocaml.opt, which in turn would allow you to link the toplevel
> with native code...
> I'm not sure it is worth the pain.

FWIW, Jocaml allows this and Jocaml is an extension of Ocaml.

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Jacques Garrigue
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