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From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: [Caml-list] embedded OCaml
skaller wrote:
> > >
> > > Don't be forgetting microcontrollers!
> >
> > In OCaml?
>
> How about an aircraft heads-up display and instrument
> unit using a PIII, and Ocaml? I can't see why you'd
> not want to opt for a language where you can actually
> reason the code is correct -- would you prefer your
> aircraft to use a C program?

That sounds like theory.  Show me an embedded device actually programmed
in OCaml.  C interfaces are important when speaking to low level
hardware, and OCaml doesn't have a particularly good one.  I'm aware of
some other research work in the ML language family regarding "typed
assembly language," such as the TILT compiler.
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/jgm/tilt.html  OCaml doesn't
strike me as being oriented towards low-level hardware problems though.


Cheers,                     www.indiegamedesign.com
Brandon Van Every           Seattle, WA

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                          - anonymous entrepreneur

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