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Date: 2002-11-08 (17:39)
From: Nicolas Cannasse <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Windows please advise
> Can't wait to get time to give this a try.  While I'm waiting, back
> to the original theme of this thread.  Can anyone offer tales of
> (impressive) success or gotchas doing such things under Windows
> with OCaml?

I wrote the Osiris library, a native Win32 GUI 100% OCaml which is built on
top of the OCaml Win32 API . This enable you to easily create and manipulate
GUI components ( as easy as Borland VCL but still incomplete ). Then I wrote
and XML toplevel so that you can write your interface in xml ( this took me
only two days, and the result is far more readable that any C equivalent
would have been ). This done, I created a tool called "Dragoon3" which was
designed to be a multi user resources sharing platform for the 3D game my
company was planning : Virtual file system, duplicate data stored in DB,
check in & out, and plugins enable.... all in Ocaml. Then I finally wrote
the 3D Engine for the game ( DirectX based ) and interfaced it with OCaml so
I could instanciate and manipulate 3D objects with it.

The results have been very good :  2x speedup in development process,
shorter code : easier to maintain, and great perfs.

Nicolas Cannasse

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