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Date: 2008-03-20 (22:33)
From: Dario Teixeira <darioteixeira@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Long-term storage of values
> > And judging from comments by Xavier Leroy (the primary developer of  
> > the Ocaml language) at the Ocaml users meeting in Paris this last  
> > January, there's a good chance that type-safe marshalling will make  
> > it into the core language in the near future.
> What are the comments in question ? Is this real or wishful  
> interpretations ?


As far as I understood it (I wasn't in Paris; I only listened to the audio
recordings), the research has been done (there are actually several different
projects that focused on this subject), and there are no major technical
impediments to the inclusion of type-safe marshalling into the core language.
However, given the present man-power constraints of the Ocaml team at INRIA,
I may have used the expression "near future" in a non-conventional way...
In any case, only the Ocaml team can elucidate us on that matter.

(Anyway, Xavier's talk was very interesting, as were all the others;
I recommend anyone interested in the future of the Ocaml language to
watch the video or to listen to the recordings)


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