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Date: 2008-07-26 (11:42)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] New Ocaml Plug-in for NetBeans
On Saturday 26 July 2008 10:02:46 you wrote:
> Jon Harrop wrote:
> > I shall see if it is feasible to develop such an application within an
> > OCaml Journal article or two. I think it would be both very useful and a
> > very instructive educational exercise combining several of OCaml's
> > strengths.
> Jon, I would really be interested if you could report back on your
> experiences.

Will do.

> > However, the resulting program would most likely be difficult to
> > distribute due to licensing issues (e.g. if you want to reuse OCaml's
> > typechecker or top-level) and could not be a viable commercial product
> > due to the limitations of OCaml itself.
> I am not sure how it was done in OcalIDE but we have full function
> signatures (we need only hover above the function).

Function signatures is one thing but the ocamldoc comments are at least as 
useful as well.

> I guess if parsing is done via another tool this would not be a problem.
> Could ask the OcalIDE folks how its done.

I believe they rewrote everything in Java which, while admirable, certainly 
does not make me want to dive into the source...

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.