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From: Jere Sanisalo <xm_ocaml@x...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml to C
On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 04:37:16PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>However, if you are going to do that, why not just compile the code to
>native code with ocamlopt and not worry about the C piece?

Because ocaml compilers/runtimes do not exist for every platform (say,
consoles). And because compiling to C code could allow you to write
independent libraries for others to use. It would be nice to release
libraries that do a ton of stuff, usable for C/C++ coders, that were written
easily with ocaml. And also some managers seem to trust projects that are
"pure C/C++" much more than projects that use a variable amount of
languages.

-- 
Jere Sanisalo [xm@xmunkki.org] - http://www.xmunkki.org/

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