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Re: [Caml-list] Is Caml good for embedded systems?
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Date: 2004-02-06 (09:26)
From: Leszek.Holenderski@p...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Is Caml good for embedded systems?
Kenneth Oksanen wrote:
> >I wonder if anybody attempted to use Caml (or any of its variants) to
> >program embedded systems?
> It seems your question didn't quite get the discussion it deserved,
> especially if you mean relatively small embedded systems (say, a
> hundred kilobtres of RAM).

I was just probing into the subject and I didn't expect much. This rather
confirms my early suspicion that Caml is not good for programming embedded

> A few years ago a friend of mine, Lars Wirzenius, working on
> such systems did a search trying to find existing systems, but came
> out empty handed.  So we wrote a concise LISP system, Hedgehog, for
> his task.  Here's the blurb about it:
> ...
> Lars' employer has the Hedgehog tutorial on-line:
>         http://www.oliotalo.fi/hedgehog/hoglisp.html
> Lars' weblog also gives some information:
>         http://liw.iki.fi/liw/log/2003-Hedgehog-Lisp.html

Thanks for the info. I'd prefer something natively compiled though.


Leszek Holenderski, Philips Research, The Netherlands

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