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From: malc <malc@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] native code toplevel
On Sat, 16 Nov 2002, Oleg wrote:

> Hi
> 
> I found the same question in the archives, but with no answers: why isn't 
> there a native code toplevel? Sometimes I need high performance and 
> interactivity (CMUCL can do it, why not O'Caml?)

Let's see. We have following obstacles:
a) Ocaml relies on external tools to generate native code (assembler, 
   linker)
b) Ocaml has no way to dynamically load .cmx or .cmxa

And here is a real show stoper - no way to pick suitable name for the 
executable, i mean, ocaml - toplevel, ocamlc - compiler, ocamlopt - 
"optimizing" compiler. Quite simply, there is no space for such a beast.

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