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From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] cdk


On 23 Jul 2001, Ian Zimmerman wrote:

> 
> Oliver> Is the cdk (OCaml development kit) a "planned for the future"
> Oliver> and it was an accident, to find it via google?  The date of
> Oliver> the dfocument was very new (MAy 2001) and it seems to be not
> Oliver> ready (Preface without text).
> 
> Oliver> When will it be official available? (Or ist now?)
> 
> AFAIK it is available as beta now, but I don't use it.
> 
> Oliver> It looks very interesting; such a big library seems to give
> Oliver> massive power for the OCaml-programmer.
> 
> Note that the cdk doesn't offer any new libraries; it is merely a
> compilation of existing libraries and tools in a single package, the
> kind that seems to make business folks happy.

It makes OCaml-newbies (like me) happy too, because it's not so
easy to find a lot of libraries out there.
And why to reinvent the wheel?

What/where are the "original" libraries of the cdk-compilation?
As a person new to OCaml (and FPL in general) it's necessary
to see the whole at a glance.

> 
> Oliver> Is this (cdk) the end of Perl? ;-)
> 
> Maybe, but not for technical reasons; there have been hardly any
> technical reasons to use Perl for a long time, if only because of
> Python.  Rather, it is for social reasons - see above.

Hmhhh "shorter development cycles" (e.g. Perl vs. C)
is this a social reason?


Ciao,
   Oliver

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