Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of May 30 to June 06, 2006.
Archive: http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2006/05/f603bc5e2fec357d8a36d807664072e6.en.htmlJohn Harrison said and Martin Jambon answered:
> With immutable strings, you'd never need to do conversions at the module > interfaces. As with any other functional data structure, you only copy > when you want to change part of it. OK, but let's be pragmatic: what kind of interface and implementation do you have in mind? (and then: isn't it possible to implement in OCaml?) If anyone is interested: Before posting I tried a polymorphic (wrt mutability) string type. It was fun enough, but it doesn't scale very well. I put it there: http://martin.jambon.free.fr/ocaml.html#gstring
Archive: http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2006/05/01b5942372f9f155c9634207f593a366.en.htmlNicolas Cannasse asked and Xavier Leroy answered:
> One of the users of the haXe compiler (http://haxe.org) is trying to run > the install script on a new Macbook. He gets the following error : > > ocaml install.ml > > Cannot load required shared library dllunix. > Reason: dynamic loading not supported on this platform. > Reference to undefined global `Unix' > > He checked on OCaml CVS and same error. > Any idea ? Well, as it says: dynamic loading of C stub code is not currently supported under MacOSX/x86, so you can't do #load "unix.cma" from the standard toplevel. Remember, this is not guaranteed to work everywhere, only on platforms that support DLL loading. Someone posted a small patch to configure that enables loading of DLL on MacOSX/x86. It's not yet in CVS because I'd like to test some more, and that will have to wait until my new shiny MacBook Pro arrives. Feel free to fish the patch from the mailing list archives and give it a try. Alternatively, fix the Makefile to compile install.ml to a bytecode executable and run that. This would work everywhere.
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