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From: Francois Rouaix <frouaix@h...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?
Well, I've stopped working on MMM back in 1997; since then, our friends
Jun and Pierre have essentially maintained the source compatible with
the latest OCaml distribution. But I wouldn't recommend it for general
Web browsing these days. It's only HTTP 1.0/HTML 3.2, with terrible
table support. That was fine in 1996, but not today.

--f
Francois Rouaix


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr
[mailto:owner-caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Dmitry Bely
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 7:17 AM
To: caml-list@inria.fr
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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