Re: one-time initialization

From: David McClain (
Date: Thu Jan 28 1999 - 11:42:49 MET

From: "David McClain" <>
To: "Liste CAML" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 03:42:49 -0700

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> Gerd Stolpmann's suggestion that some kind of Corba integretation =
should be
> provided is a good one, I think. I'd have more luck using OCaml at
> work if I could hide it behind IDL. Has anyone investigated Corba or
> COM bindings for OCaml?

I have a minimal interface for COM already in place for OCAML 2.01. I =
use it to connect with a COM-based universal scientific data server. I =
can handle the OLE types of interest to a scientist... (but not yet for =
things like UUID's and other more bizarred data types). I have to admit, =
that in order to do this I had to stoop to C++ because of the many types =
of ints and floats that are likely to arise, and also because of the =
need to access the SAFEARRAY data structure. I don't know how to do this =
yet in OCAML... It would be really great if OCAML could also be used for =
systems level programming chores like this, and for writing hardware =
control software...

David McClain
Sr. Scientist
Raytheon Missile Systems Co.
Tucson, AZ

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