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Date: 2008-02-16 (21:49)
From: Angela Zhu <angela22.zhu@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cancel button or Status bar
Thanks Dominique!

I was not using threads but I think it is a good idea.

Best regards,

On Feb 16, 2008 11:26 AM, Dominique Martinet <> wrote:

> Hello,
> If it's an OCaml interpreter, I don't think there's a way to evaluate
> the time needed automatically, you can compute the complexity yourself
> and have a rough evaluation of the compile time, but there's no way a
> computer will do it for you without actually evaluating the
> expression.
> The stopping is easy though; if you use a GUI you probably already
> have threads (i.e. when you click on run, it will call the "eval
> prog1" function in a thread, so you can keep editing inside of the
> GUI). You can save the thread id when you run it, and ask to kill it
> when you click on the stop button, and I don't even think it will
> raise an exception.
> If you're not already using threads, I'm curious and would like to
> know how you plan to handle the GUI.
> Regards,
> Martinet Dominique
> PS : O'Reilly's book is a nice place to start if you don't know much
> about threads