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Date: 2010-11-24 (09:47)
From: Martin DeMello <martindemello@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Desktop GUI toolkits - current state of the art?
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 5:02 AM, Alain Frisch <> wrote:
> If you're under Windows, you might be interested in the CSML tool. It allows
> you to build quite easily your own binding to .Net libraries. The CSML
> distribution contains an example of a mini-binding to Windows Forms; you can
> also see that in screenshots:

No, I'm on linux, but CSML does look very interesting. Does it work
well with Mono?

> We have a few local extensions to the OCaml compiler that makes it easier to
> build nice APIs for GUI toolkits, with a functional flavor: implicit
> subtyping and generalized recursion. Hopefully, I'll be able to blog about
> these extensions and how they are used for GUI programming some day.

I'd love to read that when you do. I was surprised not to see much
interest in GUI DSLs in OCaml. What is generalised recursion?