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Date: 2002-05-03 (21:12)
From: Paul Steckler <steck@c...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] OCaml IDEs for beginners?
Yes, Matthew Flatt and David Goldberg are actively working on a DrOcaml,
which would work within the current DrScheme environment.   As a proof
of concept for this approach, there's a primitive Algol60 environment
for the working version of DrScheme.  

As Benjamin points out, it's a lot of work ...

-- Paul

> -----Original Message-----
> > On another note, last time I talked to Matthias, Shriram, and/or
> > Matthew,  they were talking about putting a "DrML" environment
> > together.  I'm not sure whether they were shooting for an SML
> > or Ocaml environment.
> Yes, we're in contact with the DrScheme folks, and they (with some
> help/kibitzing from us at Penn) are definitely working on a DrML
> environment -- probably for just a "teaching subset" of OCaml.
> Actually, the motivation for my question on this list a couple of days
> ago was to check what the fallback alternatives would be in case DrML
> is
> not ready for teaching in the fall...
> > And of course, this all needs to be modifiable for an instructor
> > so that they can turn on/off features in language levels.
> Unfortunately, this very wonderful aspect of the DrScheme environment
> seems to have involved quite a lot of work and special hand-crafting.
> It's not clear that it can be replicated for other languages with a
> reasonable amount of work.
>      Benjamin

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