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From: Fabrice Le Fessant <fabrice.le_fessant@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] avoiding native call from bytecode issue via dynamic linking

>  Jeff Henrikson wrote:
>  > Has anybody considered sidestepping the native/bytecode compatablity
>  > issue in favor of an all native toplevel?  That is, one which takes an
>  > expression, compiles it to native code, and loads it back in to code
>  > space?  For example, write it out to a shared lib, either one for each
>  > expression (or more likely for efficiency) one for some reasonably sized
>  > history of expressions.  Then dlopen and dlsym the symbols into place.
>  > 
>  It would be great to have a toplevel that compiles to native code. If this
>  would only be possible under UNIX I would immediately change from NT to
>  Linux (what I probably should do anyway). Native code compilation in the
>  toplevel was one of the reasons to consider to use Lisp.

I've started working on a very simple JIT for Ocaml. It is not working
yet (I'm a busy programmer) , but I have a module which ouputs native
i386 code in memory that might be useful, if someone wants to try to
plug it into the backend of the native code compiler ...

- Fabrice
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