Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of November 24 to December 01, 2009.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/b33641e162686ff1#Erick Matsen announced:
As the previous and many other posts on this list demonstrate, there is a need for a collection of ocamlbuild examples which can be adapted to various setting. I've started such a project (at Sylvain LeGall's suggestion) at http://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/obuild-examples/ I hope that the community will take a bit of time to sumbit examples. I'd be very happy if others were interested in joining the project, but it might be easiest just to email examples directly to me. An ideal "package" from my perspective would have - a short description of what it does, just a sentence or two. - a commented myocamlbuild.ml file - the corresponding _tags file I hope to get examples of all levels, from very basic to advanced. However, I think that there is a distinct need for simple examples which do one or two interesting things (a flood of 10 page myocamlbuild files isn't going to help people get off the ground).
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/d96aeaaad90fa1db#Yitzhak Mandelbaum asked and Jeffrey Scofield replied:
> Back in May there was a brief discussion about developing for the > iPhone in OCaml. Does anyone from that discussion, or anyone else, > have any updates on the process/experience? Greetings. We're nearing completion of our first OCaml iPhone app. It's been fantastic coding the app in OCaml. But on the other hand, there's a lot of work to make that possible. In the long term, however, I expect it will turn out to have been a great decision. With Apple's release of iPhoneOS 3.0 we found that our previous (somewhat hackish) patches were no longer working. We have a new set of patches to OCaml 3.10.2 that adopt the OCaml 3.12 register assignments for ARM, and are a little more properly integrated with the OCaml code generator. In particular, the register assignments (as in OCaml 3.12) avoid use of registers reserved to the OS. We can report that this works perfectly under both iPhoneOS 2.2.1 and iPhoneOS 3.0. So things are looking good for the OCaml 3.12 release as a basis for cross compilation to the iPhone. > Some specific questions: > > 1. Does anyone know of any open-source code that helps to interface > OCaml with Cocoa? No, sorry. We wrote our own code to do this. > 2. In May, Jeff Scofield posted a patch to 3.10.2 for cross compiling > to the arm processor. What about 3.11.x? Since the ARM code generator is completely revamped for OCaml 3.12 we are currently planning to skip the 3.11 release.
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the Caml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocamlcore.org/. Stages M2 langages de programmation: http://dutherenverseauborddelatable.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/stages-m2-langages-de-programmation/ Parallel programming in HLVM: http://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=465 We call it OPA: http://dutherenverseauborddelatable.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/we-call-it-opa/ Enforcing type-safe linking using package dependencies: http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2009/11/Enforcing_type-safe_linking_using_package_dependencies/ CSV module 1.2.0 released: http://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=464
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