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Date: 2008-09-16 (22:33)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] csml: high-level bindings between OCaml and .Net
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 05:37:58PM +0200, Alain Frisch wrote:
> LexiFi is proud to announce the first public release of CSML, a system  
> to interface OCaml and .Net/C#. CSML makes it possible to leverage  
> existing .Net components from OCaml, to expose OCaml libraries into the  
> .Net world and more generally to write mixed OCaml/.Net applications.

Out of curiosity: is CSML specific to Windows or not? The available info
are ambiguous about that: your announcement does not say anything about
that, while the web page starts mentioning "the community of OCaml
developers under Windows". Can in principle CSML be used on GNU/Linux,
for example on top of Mono? (I guess at the very least a release of a
different binary-only compiler will be needed, but still ...)

Also, please note that the README linked from the website has an
important ambiguity in the licensing terms. It reads: "The compiler can
be freely used but it cannot be not redistributed without the express
permission of LexiFi SAS." (note the double negation); you probably want
to fix it.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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