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From: Denis Berthod <denis.berthod@g...>
Subject: Re: Caml-list Digest, Vol 13, Issue 83
>
>
> > On Tuesday 25 July 2006 01:50, Joel Reymont wrote:
> > > Am I correct that embedding the OCaml compiler would require me to
> > > release my code as open source?
> > >
> > > I was thinking of using OCaml as the DSL (with camlp4) like the
> > > LexiFI guys do but I think I would need to embed the compiler.
> >
> > I believe you can invoke the OCaml compilers from closed-source
> software. You
> > can even bundle the OCaml compilers with your software and use them
> > transparently.
>
> You just can't modify the sources directly. If you need to
> change anything you have to supply the original source
> and set of patches or equivalent. [Q public licence]


To acquire the right to  modified  the  ocaml  compiler  as we do at LexiFi,
you must be part of The Caml Consortium :
http://caml.inria.fr/pub/old_caml_site/consortium/index.shtml

Ps: We don't use camlp4, the extensions are implemented directly into the
compiler.

Denis