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From: Keith Wansbrough <Keith.Wansbrough@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: bytecode and native code at once
mikel wrote:
> skaller wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 14:26, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> >>I do wish bytecode and native code could be combined in the same
> >>application.  This is a typical game development scenario. 
> > This applies in many areas not just game development.
> > I'd very much like to build an extensible compiler ..
> 
> It's doable in principle. For example, the old MacScheme compiler used 
[..]
> 
> I don't know what implications such a scheme might have for type safety 
> in Ocaml.

GHCi, the interactive version of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler,
supports both interpreted and compiled code in the same runtime.  You
might want to look at some of their design documents here:

<http://www.haskell.org/ghc/documentation.html>

In particular, the Run-time System document discusses the mixed-mode
evaluation strategy.

--KW 8-)

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