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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
On 26 Aug 2004, skaller 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?
> 

Better interfacing with other Java components.  I know of at least one 
programmer who is currently using Jython, who would love to switch over to 
Ocaml- but can't, because he needs to talk to stuff written in Java.

Wether or not it's a good replacement for the main virtual machine is open 
to debate.  I comment that Jython hasn't become the main Python 
environment either.  But that doesn't mean it's a bad idea.

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Brian

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