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Date: 2009-03-27 (16:05)
From: Basile STARYNKEVITCH <basile@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] PowerPC 405
Gregory Bellier wrote:
> Hello Basile, thank you for your reply.
> Yes, it will run Linux. It will have the uclibC or even the lib C.
> The best case is to run native code for better performance. We'd like 
> to cross-compile for the PowerPC.
> I'm not a FPGA expert, I'm asking questions for a colleague who works 
> on it.
> From what you're saying, it should work properly because of the 
> non-exotic environment thanks to Linux. Am I correct ?

Probably yes. A few years ago, I had a Powerbook G4 with a 32 bits 
PowerPC running Linux, and Ocaml did compile and run fine, even in 
native mode. Of course, I understand that your ocaml code runs inside an 
application in linux user mode (not inside the kernel!).

I would expect you might have minor issues in configuration or 
whatsover. I suppose you have enough RAM (and I have no idea what that 
means exactly on your system).

Please publish the patches you'll need to implement your solution.

But I never tried all that, so take all my saying with a big grain of salt.

BTW, I'm curious: what kind of embedded application do you want to code 
in Ocaml for what sort of device or system?


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