[MLton] Growing the user base...

Daniel C. Wang danwang@CS.Princeton.EDU
Tue, 03 Aug 2004 09:54:57 -0400

BTW.. I'm teaching the PL course at Princeton this year and would have liked 
to use MLTon because of the FFI. In particular I wanted to do a cool project 
with OpenGL and MLTon. MLton's FFI seems less of a hassle then SML/NJ in 
this respect.

I also suspect the better error reporting, profiling, etc.. would be a good 
things for students. If you'd like to see MLton get more exposure in course 
work. I think what's missing is a quick prototyping mode and a good 
debugger. I suspect the whole program byte code interpter you described 
would be a good thing. I'm not sure what plans you have for debugging.

Also, a very unsexy but useful thing to do, would be to take some of the 
ideas for SML.NET integration into Visual Studio, and either integrate MLton 
into the tool chain or build a similar interface to an open source project 
like Eclipse.