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Re: [Caml-list] introspection & CLR ?
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Date: 2001-10-05 (10:10)
From: Jean-Marc Eber <jeanmarc.eber@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] introspection & CLR ?
>When time permits I plan to implement a .NET CLR compiler for Caml.
>Initially I will implement only the core language, and perhaps
>first-order modules, and then to assess things after that.  I will be
>coding the implementation up from scratch rather than using the sources
>for the existing OCaml compiler, but may leverage the backend of the
>existing SML.NET compiler.
One question:
knowing that
-you know and work with OCaml,
-you have used it for CLR linked stuff,
-OCaml is written in OCaml,
-You want to create an OCaml compatible compiler, or a .NET CLR
backend, whatever you want to call it,
I would intuitively think that it would be easiest and MUCH less work to
use some existing compiler code, et least for the parsing and typing, no ?
Or did I miss something ?

Best wishes,

Jean-Marc Eber

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