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From: Lars Nilsson <chamaeleon@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
On 26 Aug 2004 01:05:45 +1000, skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 00:26, John Goerzen wrote:
> 
> > I come to OCaml from a Python background, and one of the most
> > interesting bits of technology for Python is Jython[1].
> 
> Curious though why you'd want to... interfacing to C
> I can understand. But why bother with the JVM or Java?

Gain [easy] access to Java libraries? Also, with Java possibly being
deployed more widely than Python (looking at users of software, not
developers). It might in some cases make sense to target the JVM
instead of requiring an installation of Python. This makes Scala[1] at
least mildly interesting if one wants to experiment with functional
programming and be able to deploy to a wide user-base. Some may also
be intrigued by compile once run everywhere (no need for anyone to
pick this statement to pieces).

Lars Nilsson

[1] http://scala.epfl.ch/

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