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From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Playing Soccer with OCaml
> - We use CORBA for communication (omniORB). How difficult is it to
>   communicate with C++ modules via CORBA. As I understand it, CamlIDL
>   could help me here, but I'm not sure.

That might be the show-stopper.  There is currently no CORBA binding
for OCaml (although this has been on our to-do list for quite a while).

CamlIDL is a COM binding, and while COM and CORBA have several points
in common, they are sufficiently different that CamlIDL won't help you
much here.

There is always the possibility of generating C++ communication stubs
using omniORB, then connect the Caml code to these stubs by hand.
This is feasible for a small number of CORBA interfaces and methods,
but doesn't scale up.

> - What about SunOS? This port is not a requirement, but it would be
>   nice.

SunOS 5 (a.k.a. Solaris 2) is well supported and regularly tested.
OCaml used to run under SunOS 4 but hasn't been tested under this
environment in a while.

- Xavier Leroy
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