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Date: 2008-10-15 (16:26)
From: Kuba Ober <kuba@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Road to native windows OCaml...
> >> >> All you need is "cl", "ml" and "link" I think (all are MSVC tools).
> >> >
> >> > And you need masm too, right?
> >>
> >> "ml" is just that masm. It's included into MS Visual Studio
> >> Professional edition and up. For Standard edition and below there is
> >> free
> >
> > masm32 has an absolutely horrendous license -- have you read it? It's
> > crazy.
> OK, I was wrong: masm (ml.exe) is already included into all non-free
> Visual Studio 2008 editions and into free Express edition since 2008
> SP1. So now it's not a problem at all.
> > ml of course should be used if available, but otherwise nasm is there and
> > is what should be used whenver masm is called for and unavailable.
> Nasm and masm syntaxes differ. You cannot simply interchange them.

What I meant was that caml would generate one more asm syntax, it already
supports two (masm and gas). Any differences are surely easy to code.
Since masm is now available and supported, that became a non issue; the
windows platform notes have to be updated to reflect that. 

Cheers, Kuba