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From: Daniel de Rauglaudre <daniel.de_rauglaudre@i...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Streams

On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 07:15:54PM -0800, Brian Rogoff wrote:

> >   2) Use the stream parsers.  I hesitate to use them because of their
> > status as "experimental" and that be removed at any time. I also have
> > heard claims that their performance is not too good compared with other
> > techniques.  Does anyone know if this true? 
> This is like shooting squirrels with a sniper rifle. It's quite a bit more 
> power than you need for most string processing tasks. I certainly wouldn't 
> worry about the "experimental" label since it's been there for quite a
> long time. 

Streams date from 1992. They have been implemented in Caml Light.

I added them in OCaml but actually it was an error: streams and
streams parsers are just syntactic sugar, it is work for Camlp4, but
Camlp4 did not exist at this time.  We plan to remove them from OCaml
but after having moved Camlp4 in OCaml contribution directory.

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