Monday, November 19, 2007

What I want to do coming year?

I have been bored programming dear old enterprise applications lately, so I am seriously thinking of doing something new and more intellectual than writing data-driven applications.

I'm thinking of doing something significant coming year; while it would be pretty tough to stick to it all year along, I would at least want to build a strong tooling around, barely known, Felix language. Felix, compiler is written in OCaml, seems to be an interesting procedural/functional scripting language. In coming months I want to build an IDE for Felix using Eclipse and DLTK sub-project. There are many strong motivations for me to start this off apart from working on something intellectually stimulating and looking DLTK from inside.

I have just downloaded sources for OCaml, Python and Felix and compiling them to get started. As of now there's no progress and I'm yet to learn python, Objective Caml, Felix and DLTK itself, but I'm sure it would be a lot of fun.

While compiling OCaml on Ubuntu 7.10 I got this error
/usr/bin/ld: crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory
and thanks to this guy for reminding that I'm not just Ubuntu user but a developer as well and would need libc-dev for just about everything :).

I'm looking forward to creating something interesting.


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KetanPadegaonkar said...


Good to hear this news.

Shefali K. said...

So how far this quest has reached?