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Date: 2006-02-08 (15:26)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Native code generator on Intel Macs
> Does anybody know if/when OCaml will be able to run natively (i.e.,
> generate native code) on the new Intel Macs?

Shortly after a new shiny Intel MacBook lands on my desk.  The 15"
model is however too heavy for my taste; I'm tempted to wait for a
smaller, lighter model.

> I assume the major
> building blocks are already present but the cognoscenti still need to
> hook them up the right way.

Based on the PowerPC/MacOSX and PowerPC/Linux ports, I'd expect the
changes to the x86 code generator to be small.  If someone has an
Intel Mac and is willing to run a test for me (basically, compile a C
file of mine to assembler and mail me the generated assembly), that
would help planning the porting work.

- Xavier Leroy