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Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of June 23 to 30, 2009.

  1. New HLVM examples!
  2. Other Caml News

New HLVM examples!


Jon Harrop announced:
The HLVM project now includes two examples: a calculator and a tiny compiler: 

The design and implementation of the compiler are described in detail in the 
latest OCaml Journal article: 

The compiler can execute the following OCaml-like program to print the 
Mandelbrot set: 

# let rec pixel((n, zr, zi, cr, ci) : int * float * float * float * float) : 
 unit = 
     if n = 65536 then print_char ' ' else 
       if zr * zr + zi * zi >= 4.0 then print_char '.' else 
         pixel(n+1, zr * zr - zi * zi + cr, 2.0 * zr * zi + ci, cr, ci);; 
 # let rec row((i, j, n) : int * int * int) : unit = 
     if i>n then () else 
         let cr = 2.0 * float_of_int i / float_of_int n - 1.5 in 
         let ci = 2.0 * float_of_int j / float_of_int n - 1.0 in 
         pixel(0, 0.0, 0.0, cr, ci); 
         row(i+1, j, n) 
 # let rec col((j, n) : int * int) : unit = 
     if j>n then () else 
         row(0, j, n); 
         print_char '\n'; 
         col(j+1, n) 
 # let rec mandelbrot(n : int) : unit = 
     col(0, n);; 
 # mandelbrot 77;; 

In particular, our compiler runs this program interactively 50x faster than 
the OCaml top-level and 60% faster than native-code compiled OCaml! 

Check out HLVM's SVN repository including these examples with: 

  svn checkout svn://

Other Caml News

From the ocamlcore planet blog:
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the Caml Weekly News the links to the
recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at

Camomile 0.7.2:


Transition to OCaml 3.11.1 has started in Debian:

Old cwn

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