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Date: 2004-05-24 (19:24)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Large projects in OCaml
On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 00:20, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > What matters to end-users is shared libraries
> > which Ocaml can't build at all. The real world out
> > there demands *components* they can plug together.
> The next time I read a sentence starting with "the real world", I
> think I'm going to scream.  

Sorry .. I deserve it (scream away :)

> At any rate, your jump from shared libraries to components is a
> non-sequitur.  Shared libraries are a spectacularly poor component
> model (no multiple interfaces, almost no dynamic discovery of
> interfaces, no distribution transparency of any kind, etc).

No dispute. 

> A good component model for OCaml (and other languages): that would be
> interesting.  Shared libraries for the sake of shared libraries: that
> isn't interesting in the least.

In Python, you can simply install PyOracle and go.
Do you really think there is any comparison between
that and recompiling Python????

John Skaller,
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