Re: "ocaml_beginners":: Does the future look good for OCaml?
- Hi Jon,
HLVM sounds very exciting! But http://hlvm.org redirects to some
content delivery network - what gives? Where can we get this to try?
There is a post on lambda the ultimate nearly 3 years ago about this
> Just to clarify: I was referring to the current OCaml implementation
> maintained at INRIA.
> We have since begun an industry-funded open source project called HLVM that
> designed to replace the core of the current OCaml implementation with one
> that supports parallelism and (easy) interoperability with C as well as much
> better performance for numeric and string processing.
> Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
- Jon Harrop wrote:
>Indeed... it is precisely because Cilk is so cool, and yet is not
> On Monday 16 March 2009 20:11:09 Robert Roessler wrote:
> > Note that the software on the above [MIT] site is NOT available under an
> > MIT license... it is straight GPL.
> The point is that the OCaml community have a lot to learn from that
> technology. The license is irrelevant.
> Look at the design of the Microsoft Task Parallel Library as well. That is
> completely closed source but you can still learn a lot from it...
positioned (license-wise) so that the majority of the world's computer
users and developers can benefit from it.
Had the technology been uninteresting or without tremendous potential, I
would not have commented.
As you say, it is still possible to learn from and build upon the ideas
from the Cilk project.