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[Caml-list] OCaml on Windows please advise
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Date: 2002-11-07 (08:30)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Windows please advise
> > You should perhaps consider packaging your Delphi GUI into a DLL with
> > exported function and then have the OCaml Runtime be your startup. 
> This is the problem with many of the non-mainstream languages.  [...]

Don't worry, it's actually possible to package Caml code + the Caml
runtime system in a DLL, thus having the Delphi GUI as "main" program.

CamlIDL (see below) contains a tool that builds such a DLL in the case
of a COM component.

> Last I saw, COM was one of the best things that MS had conceived. 
> That's extremely faint praise, but COM does look to be a good way to
> partition a system into cohesive parts. With Windows as it currently
> exists, being able to do COM as both a client and a server would be
> a very nice feature for just about any language that targets Windows.

Agreed.  Please have a look at http://caml.inria.fr/camlidl/

- Xavier Leroy
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