Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of 01 to 08 June, 2004.
> Does anyone know a library converting S-expressions to AST? > Preferably, it would allow 8-bit characters in symbol names, > because I want to parse the file using Japanese symbol names. There's something like this in Cash, a sort of Scheme reader, in fact. Files sexp.ml*, atomo.mll, schlex.ml*. Anything that's not something else (number, string) is a symbol, with 8-bit chars if any. The lexical syntax is inspired by Scheme, but the source is small and should be easy to modify. Bruno. http://pauillac.inria.fr/cash/
I just adapted ocamljitrun - see http://cristal.inria.fr/~starynke/ocamljit.html to the new cached sending method protocol (as in Ocaml CVS and probably future release) The cached method send [ie the new GETPUBMET bytecode operation] uses a cache (in the bytecode), and calls runtime routine (in byterun/obj.c - functions caml_get_public_method and caml_cache_public_method) only for cache misses. The cache test and retrieval is inlined (inlining the dichotomical search is not worthwhile, it would expand the GETPUBMET bytecode into about a hundred bytes of machine code...). Ocamljitrun still don't run on PowerPC because of a pending GNU lightning book (which is worked on by lightning authors).
Brandon Van Every and I would like to organize the first ever Seattle Ocaml SIG. Any Seattle Caml riders please reply. We would like to know you are out there, even if you don't want to meet us offline.
URL: http://www.metaocaml.org/workshop04/ Submission deadline: July 1, 2004 Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2004 Camera ready: October 20, 2004 A half-day tutorial will also be given the day before (see URL). ------------------------------------------------------------------ MetaOCaml Workshop GPCE'04 Workshop (Vancouver, Canada, October 25th, 2004) MetaOCaml is a multi-stage extension of the widely used functional programming language OCaml. It provides a generic core for expressing macros, staging, and partial evaluation. The workshop is a forum for discussing experience with using MetaOCaml as well as possible future developments for the language. The scope of the workshop includes all aspects of the design, semantics, theory, application, and implementation of MetaOCaml. The workshop welcomes reports on - novel applications (especially interpreters), - extensions (macros, new language constructs, offshoring translations), - implementation techniques (compilation, RTCG), support (debugging, profiling), - educational use, - basic theory (staging annotations, static typing, static analysis, environment classifiers, etc). Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee (PC). The PC will work to provide detailed and constructive comments to the authors. The workshop will only have informal proceedings, and is intended to be close in spirit to the Haskell, ML, and Scheme workshops. Based on author requests and PC decisions, authors will be given either 25 minute or 15 minute slots to present their ideas, and both will be followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion. At the end of the workshop, one hour will be allocated to an open discussion to review the outcomes of the meeting, and to discuss future challenges and directions for MetaOCaml. For uniformity, authors are encouraged to use the latest ACM SIGS conference style file (option 1). We also request that submissions be limited to 12 pages in this style. Registration for the workshop is part of registering for GPCE'04. The event is co-located with OOPSLA'04, which already provides housing and transportation information. Program Committee * Zine El-Abidine Benaissa, Intel * Kedar Swadi, Rice U. * Cristiano Calcagno, Imperial C. * Walid Taha, Rice U. (Chair) * Rowan Davies, U. W. Australia * Todd Veldhuizen, Chalmers U. * Ralf Hinze, U. Bonn * Stephanie Weirich, U. Penn * Robert GlÃŒck, DIKU & Waseda U. * Hongwei Xi, Boston U. * Oleg Kiselyov, FNMOC
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