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From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Calling Ocaml from Python
On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:39:24PM +0930, Max Powers wrote:
> The problem is this, both the python GUI and the ocaml tool need to know 
> how to parse/understand the configuration file format, and I'd like to 
> write the parser once (in ocaml, using ocamllex/yacc probably) and use it 
> twice (in the GUI and the base tool). My challenge now is to figure out how 
> to call the ocaml parser library from python.

How about not writing a parser at all?  In Python, use ConfigParser, and
in OCaml, use, erm, ConfigParser! :-)  (See
http://quux.org/devel/missinglib)  BTW, the ConfigParser in missinglib
will shortly have string interpolation in the same manner as Python has.

> I currently have two possibilities in mind. Surfing the web uncovered 
> Pycaml, which suggests integration both ways, however from the examples I 
> only understand how python can be called from ocaml (not the other way).

Hmm... what makes that a problem for you?  (What specifically are you
trying to do that requires you to call OCaml from Python?)

-- John

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