Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 11:50:22 +0100
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>
To: Jon Moore <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Suggestions
In-Reply-To: <199901271848.NAA17683@codex.cis.upenn.edu>; from Jon Moore on Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 01:48:19PM -0500
> > 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 know similar efforts are ongoing for SML/NJ, and would love to see OCaml
> have this too.
I am currently working on a COM binding for OCaml. The development is
going relatively smoothly so far. In particular, OCaml classes and
objects provide a good match for COM's interfaces -- nicer than what
they have to do in Haskell due to lack of OO support.
However, some problems remain, not the least of which being writing a
parser for this #$^#!! Microsoft IDL language, which seems to double in
size approximately every year.
- Xavier Leroy
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