Re: ocaml needs users: native code for windows?

From: Xavier Leroy (
Date: Mon May 12 1997 - 19:19:26 MET DST

From: Xavier Leroy <>
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Subject: Re: ocaml needs users: native code for windows?
In-Reply-To: <> from Lyn A Headley at "May 11, 97 07:01:53 pm"
To: (Lyn A Headley)
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 19:19:26 +0200 (MET DST)

> I think it would be nice if more programmers used ocaml, and if more
> companies could view the language as a serious vehicle for application
> development. Given those goals, it seems that one step in the right
> direction would involve porting ocamlopt to Intel Win32 and binding
> the frightful but popular Windows API to it

The ocamlopt native-code compiler is already available for Win32. You
need MASM and MSVC++ to use it, though. But you're correct that there
is no interface for the Win32 API.

We don't have the manpower to invest in a full Win32 port. The
majority of our serious users works under Unix, anyway. If you feel
like doing the Win32 port, we'll support your efforts, of course.


- Xavier Leroy

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