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Date: 2002-09-02 (06:37)
From: Michaël_Grünewald <michael-grunewald@w...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Re: What kind of industry do you mean? (Was: objective caml and industry)
Markus Mottl <> writes:

> On Sun, 01 Sep 2002, Mattias Waldau wrote:
> > However, most of people on this list use *nix and create extra libraries
> > for O'Caml on *nix. Most of these are useless for making commercial
> > sellable software, since if you produce commercial software, you have
> > to focus on what makes the software good and sellable, not learning
> > how to compile PCRE on windows (Sorry Markus, just an example :-).
> No need to feel sorry! I work in a place privileged enough that I can
> let Windows rot in benign neglect... ;-)
> In any case, the main issue of making PCRE work on Windows is the
> C-library, for which you need a C-compiler and linker. The OCaml-part
> should work out-of-the-box. It's therefore not so much a problem caused
> by INRIA but by Microsoft not shipping standard development tools with
> their operating systems.

Maybe is it good advice to look after Cygwin ?

> > So if you want O'Caml to be used by commercial developers creating
> > commercial software, make sure that your libraries work on windows.
> Well, even with those difficulties put in our way by Microsoft, people
> obviously manage to get around them.
> > Due to the above reasons I only use core Ocaml and pure
> > Ocaml-libraries. I develop under Linux, in order to be able to debug,
> > and create release on Windows.
> Unfortunately, not everbody has as much choice as we have...
Michaël Grünewald <>  - RSA PGP Key ID: 0x20D90C12
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