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Date: 2004-09-30 (00:14)
From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha@c...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Dumping the OCaml state
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Harrison, John R wrote:

> Bob Solovay wrote:
> | There used to be a command in Common Lisp "dump" which would store
> | an executable image to a file that could then be restarted. My
> | question is: is there something like this in OCaml.
> As Carl Witty pointed out to me recently, there are quite a few
> checkpointing programs that can dump an arbitrary process so that
> it can be restarted later in the same state. I've recently been
> using "ckpt" to save an OCaml toplevel session with HOL Light
> preloaded, and it works very well. Maybe other OCaml users would
> find the same thing useful. See:
> http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~zandy/ckpt/
> The only drawback is that this program is Linux-specific. There's
> a long list of alternatives at http://www.checkpointing.org, but I
> haven't found a suitable one for Windows. If anybody knows of one
> (even if it only works under Cygwin) I'd be very interested.
> John.

Have you tried Cygwin's /bin/dumper.exe?
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