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What does Jane Street use/want for an IDE? What about you?
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Date: 2008-11-05 (16:33)
From: Jérémie Dimino <jeremie@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What does Jane Street use/want for an IDE? What about you?

Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> writes:

> I'd forget about that and just focus on making the whole of Qt4 available 
> safely from OCaml in any form first. Even this is an unsolved problem in the 
> OCaml world!

I suggest an idea. I know that Qt4 offer some facility to export
objects trough DBus [1]. So one can write a small C++ application that
allow other applications to create Qt objects and export them, then
use Qt in ocaml via DBus.

Here are the advantages i see:

- the C++ code and the ocaml code would run in different processes, so
  we do not have to care about all the C++isms of Qt in the ocaml

- this would make Qt available to any languages that have DBus.
  For ocaml i am currently writing a pure ocaml DBus implementation [2].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Bus

[2] http://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/obus/

Jérémie Dimino <jeremie@dimino.org>