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Date: 2004-11-21 (15:59)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Native executable symtable
On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 10:17:30PM +0300, malc wrote:
> Sarcasm spurs from the fact that first version of this patch was
> introduced in 2001 and developed till 2003. I had hoped that this will
> result in some reaction, if not from Inria developers then from OCaml
> users, alas this was not the case. Nothing w.r.t. native shared object
> and/or dynamic linking of native code has changed since then. I myself
> asked and waited for something akin to this for a bit, then decided to
> went ahead and did it on my own, big mistake, all signs are there that
> people do not need this functionality bad enough to do anything.
> So be it.

It'd be very useful for mod_caml - mod_caml uses Dynlink to load the
"scripts" and handlers, and hence is limited to bytecode.  Native code
dynamic linking would come in useful.  I'd rather it was part of core
OCaml, or available as a separate library which didn't require OCaml
itself to be recompiled.


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