RE: Caml toplevel thru Web (HTTP or CGI)?

From: Adam P. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Sep 10 1998 - 18:31:40 MET DST

From: "Adam P. Jenkins" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Caml toplevel thru Web (HTTP or CGI)?
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 12:31:40 -0400
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My two cents. Modifying the ocaml toplevel itself seems like too much
unnecessary work to me to get an effect like this. If your server will be a
Unix machine, then the telnet approach that you mentioned seems much better
and more straightforward. If you really want to make the O'Caml toplevel
appear on the web page as opposed to in a separate telnet window, you could
write a simple Java telnet client applet. I would be kind of surprised if
there isn't already one around. Even if you do have to write it yourself,
it will be more generally useful than a web-enabled OCaml toplevel.

Adam P. Jenkins
Chainwave Systems, Inc.

> -----Original Message----- > From: []On Behalf Of > Mitchell, Brian, VBAVACO > Sent: Thursday, September 10, 1998 9:31 AM > To: > Cc: Mitchell, Brian, VBAVACO > Subject: RE: Caml toplevel thru Web (HTTP or CGI)? > > > >Basile STARYNKEVITCH wrote: > >> I am an OCaml promoter inside my organization (thousands of > >> physicists & numericians) > > Excellent! I am also an OCaml promoter at my workplace (contractor for > the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C.). > > > >> I would like to set a demo (available thru our intranet) usable > > by anyone (people have Win95 PCs and Unix workstation). The most > >> sexy approach would be a Ocaml (or even a tiny CAML subset) > >> interactive toplevel interpreter thru Web (HTML forms). > > Great idea!! I'd love to see such a product...however, wouldn't this > take lots of research into building a CGI / HTML front-end (or something > similiar) then implementing the OCaml back-end? Could this turn into an > open-source project? I'd say "yes" for both questions. Any other > thoughts? > > > >> Did anyone (ever) code such a thing? > > I've never heard of anything like this being out there -- but, then > again, I'm fairly new to the OCaml world. > > > Brian Mitchell > > > >

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