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From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
On Wednesday 25 August 2004 09:38 am, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 09:26:28AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> >  * An ocamlc/ocamlrun that execute under Java or .NET and
> > compile/run normal OCaml bytecode
>
> This interesting project was posted on the Wiki yesterday.  It
> generates code which runs on the .NET CLR.  I'm not exactly sure how,
> whether it's a modified compiler, or a translator of OCaml bytecode:
>
> http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~montela/ocamil/

That is indeed interesting.  It looks like they have a good start.  
Unfortunately, there's one huge problem: there is no source code at 
all.  (Doesn't that violate the OCaml license?)

They are working in a pure Windows environment and have yet to port some 
libraries such as Str and Unix.  These are both things I can help with, 
but without the source code, it's completely useless to me.

> What will be interesting will be to see how well it allows one to
> call .NET libraries, and how well it works on Mono.

Indeed.  (And how well it allows other .NET programs to call OCaml 
code.)

-- John

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