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From: Till Varoquaux <till.varoquaux@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml-Java project: 1.0 release
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 7:06 AM, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 May 2008 06:46:23 forum@x9c.fr wrote:
>> This post announces the 1.0 release of the OCaml-Java project.
>> The goal of the OCaml-Java project is to allow seamless integration of
>> OCaml and Java.
>> Home page: http://ocamljava.x9c.fr
>>
>> This version features a new source distribution which includes the
>> standard distribution
>> of Objective Caml 3.10.2, and all the libraries needed to build the
>> whole OCaml-Java project.
>> URL: http://ocamljava.x9c.fr/downloads.html
>>
>> Main changes since beta:
>>    - source distribution
>>    - support for OCaml 3.10.2
>>    - support for camlp4
>>    - better handling of Java errors
>>    - ocamllex, ocamldoc, and ocamldep added to the binary distribution
>>    - bug fixes
>>
>> I am still looking for testers, particularly concerning the source
>> distribution.
>> So far, this distribution has been tested on two platforms: MacOS X.5
>> (32-bit),
>> and Fedora 8 (64-bit). I will be thankful to developers reporting
>> success or
>> failure on other platforms.
>
> I would love to test this but I do have some questions:
>
> 1. Do threads run in parallel, i.e. does it leverage the concurrent GC in the
> JVM?
>
> 2. What is the performance like?
>
> 3. Is anyone working on Debian packages for OCamlJava?
>
> 4. Are tail calls fully implemented and, if not, when exactly do they work?
One cannot fully implement tail calls on the JVM: there's no such
thing as a goto or a tail call instruction.
Tail recursion can usually be done for cheap. The general requires
some expensive machinery (usually trampolines)

Till
>
> --
> Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
> http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?e
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