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From: Dmitry Bely <dbely@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?
Cuihtlauac ALVARADO <cuihtlauac.alvarado@rd.francetelecom.com> writes:

> > Regarding a killer-application in Ocaml to show that Ocaml is best, we have
> > to find a program that MANY people need. Just look how difficult it is to
> > create a good email program for Linux (Evolution is at last getting ready).
> > Such an application could be built using Ocaml instead. It would work, no
> > buffer overuns would reduce the number of security glitches. The only
> > problem is that almost all killer application has graphical user interfaces,
> > and I still haven't seen a good looking Ocaml-program (any pointers?).
> 
> Just a 30 seconds dream : a small, fast and robust web
> browser... Wouldn't you like to have a GC in Netscape ? Wouldn't you
> like to use powerfull tools able to program a defensive parsing for
> all the HTTP/Javascript garbage you can find out there ? Isn'it what
> *every* people need ?
> 
> I can dream no other definitive killer app for Ocaml.

A Web browser written in OCaml already exists, although its development
seems to be frozen:

http://pauillac.inria.fr/mmm/

Unfortunately, no Win32 version is there, so I do not know how small, fast
and robust it is (and compatible with current Internet standards, I would
add myself).

Hope to hear from you soon,
Dmitry


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