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Date: 2004-08-30 (16:40)
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 10:48:06PM +0200, Nicolas Cannasse wrote:
> That was part of my thinking. A lot of technologies that are available in
> the OCaml compiler sources are not made accessible to the OCaml programmer.
> I would like for instance be able to create on the fly Lambda OCaml AST,
> generate corresponding ocaml bytecode, and execute it : such a feature would
> be great for DSL since it will remove the need to implement an efficient
> runtime system (ocaml one will be used in place).

Just one example of this: AFAIK, there is no way, using camlp4 or any
other standard tools, to implement a custom version of printf complete
with a custom format string parser.

John Goerzen
Author, Foundations of Python Network Programming

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