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From: Jason Smith <jns28@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
> > 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?

Some possible reasons that suggest themselves:

1. You don't need to implement your own runtime environment, no more fussing
around with garbage collection etc..
2. You now can run python on every platform that supports a Java Virtual
Machine
3. More so with .NET then the JVM, because .NET specifically touts this as a
feature, but now u've got a standard type model from which you can interface
with any other language that compiles to it.

there are prob heaps of others...

Jason

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