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From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml expression evaluated in a OCaml program
There's also Lua-ML, which is used by the C-- project as an embedded
scripting language.

http://www.cminusminus.org/code.html#luaml


On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:47:29 +0000, Jon Harrop <jon@jdh30.plus.com> wrote:
> On Monday 07 February 2005 16:13, Nicolas Dufour wrote:
> > sejourne_kevin wrote:
> > > Nicolas Dufour a écrit :
> > >> I try to know if I can evaluate OCaml expressions in a OCaml program
> > >> during runtime ??
> > >
> > > This is not possible. But you can try something with the toplevel:
> > > http://caml.inria.fr/archives/200404/msg00282.html
> >
> > damned .. not possible .....
> > I hope it exists scriptic languages embedded in ocaml ... or i will have
> > to create one ... oh boy ....
> 
> I've done exactly this though, by spitting out an ocaml program, compiling it
> with ocamlopt (linked against the running program) and invoking it using
> marshalling to shuffle data back and forth. This is quite easy to implement
> and is the simplest way to write a JIT compiler in ocaml.
> 
> If you don't really want to execute ocaml code but, rather, simple expressions
> then you can write your own interpreter quite easily. Many tutorials cover
> this. If you want to provide access to a few calls in your interpreter then
> you can simply implement them in your own little language. There are many
> tutorials on ocaml which describe simple interpreters.
> 
> --
> Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
> 
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