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Date: 2008-11-05 (13:59)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What does Jane Street use/want for an IDE? What about you?
On Wednesday 05 November 2008 08:53:28 Paolo Donadeo wrote:
> > No, you just invoke the existing Python bindings. OCaml doesn't have to
> > implement anything except bindings to Python, which are already done.
> From this sentence I deduce you don't know *how* the PyQt binding is
> generated. It's not a trivial task and the binding layer adds it's own
> bugs and glitches, of course. PyQt doesn't interact well with the 
> Python garbage collector [1] and sometimes you have segfaults *VERY*
> hard to be debugged.

Yes, that was my concern but note that I was not talking about porting PyQt to 
OCaml. However, Trolltechs own demos segfault on my machine regularly and KDE 
is unreliable despite being written almost entirely in Qt's native language. 
So I would not be so hasty to blame PyQt for Qt's reliability problems.

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.