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Date: 2005-08-17 (15:36)
From: Eric Cooper <ecc@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml on palms...
On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 01:30:32PM +0200, Michael Wohlwend wrote:
> I know this question was asked some time ago, but those little
> devices are getting better every day:-) The tungsten T3/T5 have
> 400MHz and 64MB, T5 has 256 MB ram; my sony has 200MHz and 32MB Ram
> (o.k., not much).  Could ocaml (not caml-light) run on such a T3 or
> T5?  Or just the runtime and cross-compiling?

OCaml runs fine on a Sharp Zaurus (400 MHz ARM with 64 MB of memory);
the ocaml interpreter runs on the device as well as cross-compiled native
code. But of course it's running Linux, not PalmOS.

Porting the runtime would be the main obstacle, I guess, depending on
how much POSIX-compatibility you can get from PalmOS.  I've also heard
rumors that Palm will move to an embedded Linux platform, so maybe the
answer is just to be patient.

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u