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Date: 2004-04-07 (19:50)
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Dynamically evaluating OCaml code

I am moving from Python to OCaml and one of the things I miss is
Python's eval() call.  It takes a string representing a bit of Python
source code, evaluates it, and returns the result.  I would like to be
able to do similar things with OCaml.

I have observed that /usr/bin/ocaml, the interactive top-level, is
itself written in OCaml, which suggests that this should be possible.
Although I have tried to study the source for this, it seems extremely
complex and I can't figure out a way to do the simple evaluation
described above.

Can anyone help me out here?


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