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From: Alain Frisch <alain@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Pre-compiled ocaml binary for windows
On 12/07/2010 10:42 AM, gasche wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Alain Frisch <alain@frisch.fr
> <mailto:alain@frisch.fr>> wrote:
>
>     The graphical toplevel does not depend on labltk, so the two issues
>     are really unrelated.  For crashes with the OCamlWin.exe, I was
>     thinking about http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=4399 and
>     http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=3052, but this might be pure
>     FUD. The real problem is that nobody seems interested enough in this
>     graphical toplevel to put serious work on it.
>
>
> I beg to differ. In my experience, the Graphics module is a wonderful
> tool to get non-programming beginners interested in OCaml. I have been
> in the position of teaching OCaml to beginners, and the single thing
> they remember and found *fun* was displaying the mandelbrot fractal, and
> then playing with different color functions to get fancy results.

We were discussing the graphical toplevel (OCamlWin.exe), not the 
Graphics module. The two are unrelated.


-- Alain