Reference implementation currently too hard to install in Windows
dherman at ccs.neu.edu
Wed Oct 31 04:42:00 PDT 2007
> Thanks Dave, that would be great. Could you let us know how things stand once
> you know more?
It's looking good. Despite the fact that SML/NJ doesn't appear to have
upcoming plans to support Windows binaries, MLton (http://mlton.org)
does and has for a long time. We have written pretty exclusively to the
standard of SML so porting to MLton has remained pretty easy. Last night
Graydon and I successfully built Windows binaries with MLton. We should
be pushing out another release ASAP that will include a Windows (Cygwin)
I have to look into licensing, but I believe if we can include the
Cygwin DLL with the Windows binary, there should be no dependencies
whatsoever and you can just download and run.
For the future, however, I do want to improve the build process to make
it easier for the uninitiated. SML/NJ and MLton both tend to be a little
tricky to install, though, so that goal may be trickier.
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