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From: Nathaniel Gray <n8gray@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Looking for pointers regarding integration of OCaml plugins into OCaml native code
On 3/11/06, David MENTRE <dmentre@linux-france.org> wrote:
>
> In fact, I don't really need right now this facility. But I'm a bit
> frustrated, when writing a program in OCaml using native code compiler,
> to be unable to extend it with dynamically loadable OCaml code. It is
> easier to write plugins for an OCaml program in Python, Perl or Lua than
> in OCaml. :-)

I agree.  I would say this is my #1 apprehension when I consider
writing any sort of consumer-level app (e.g. browser, mail client,
etc) in OCaml.  You might check out Nemerle if this is important to
you.  It's similar to OCaml in many ways but compiles to .NET
bytecode.

Cheers,
-n8

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