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Date: 2004-08-27 (18:49)
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative Bytecodes for OCaml
On Friday 27 August 2004 01:37 pm, skaller wrote:
> The way to get a library of important utilities
> for Ocaml is to (a) make interfaces to C and (b) write the code
> in Ocaml.

Why is C so much better?  It's actually pretty darn difficult to 
interface to C from a higher-level language.

And (b) is sometimes just NOT an option, either because of time 
constraints or because you don't know what the original code does to 
start with.

> The main argument for interoperability isn't to get commonly
> available modules from other languages -- its to get access
> to *custom* code written for other systems.
> Apart from Swing .. well what common Java library
> would be remotely interesting in Ocaml?

That's way too easy: JDBC.  (Not because OcamlDBI sucks but because so 
many databases have JDBC available.)

How about the JavaMail API, which includes nice IMAP support and stuff?

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