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From: Martin Jambon <martin.jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] camlp4 and class introspection
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, Joel Reymont wrote:

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> On Jun 11, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Martin Jambon wrote:
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>> - introduce a special kind of type definitions (like Yaron suggested), so 
>> that only these would generate Objective-C code. The big advantage is that 
>> you could add options.
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> This is the approach that I like but I can't visualize what  special kind of 
> type definition is.
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>> For example, if an OCaml type has 2 equivalents in Objective-C, you could 
>> add an annotation to choose which one to use.
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> What would this look like? Can you give me an example?

json-static (there are others...)
To export an (key, value) list from OCaml, you can choose a JSON object or 
a JSON array of arrays of 2 elements.

>> It makes OCaml-like type definitions, which usually do not cover all 
>> possible type definitions and are not compatible with standard OCaml.
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> Right, to be handled by Camlp4 only. I don't want the syntax to stray too far 
> from OCaml, though.
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> There's much to learn for me here, how to extend the class definition in 
> Camlp4 to add bridging code, for example. I'm glad that it seems to be 
> doable, though.
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> 	Thanks, Joel
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