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Date: 2001-03-30 (11:22)
From: Francois Pottier <fpottier@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Future of labels


> To keep the discussion open, here is a 3rd alternative, which involves
> making label mode the default mode, removing labels from the standard
> library (to keep compatibility with ocaml 2, that's paramount), and
> keeping a simplified classic mode for those who don't want to hear of
> labels at all.

> Would others enjoy moving to label mode at no cost (with libraries
> compatible with 2.x) ?  That is, would they be ready to write more labels
> when they use labeled libraries (like labltk) ?

This proposal sounds reasonable to me. But I'd support Judicaël and vote
in favor of a single mode. If the designer of a particular library chose
to include labels in its API, why should the user not comply? Who are the
people who `don't want to hear of labels at all'?

François Pottier
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