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From: Brian Rogoff <bpr@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] standard regex package
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Miles Egan wrote:
[... snip ...]
> These would all be very nice, I agree, but I also think we need something better
> than str and sooner than all these things could be implemented.  Maybe some kind
> of transitional scheme would work?

I agree, from a pragmatic point of view a better regexp matcher would make OCaml 
significantly sexier to all of those poor deluded Python and Perl programmers. 
The other stuff can come later. I think Markus has a very good point about 
some distutils (Python) like facility being even more important. Once such
a framework is in place we can have an OCaml CPAN. Last time I looked findlib 
ran only on Unix, which is a big problem. 

On the subject of "social tools", the program Neel is looking for is this one

and Hevea of course. There is also OCamlDoc, which seems quite nice too,
but ocamlweb is used in a few more libraries I think. 

> While were on the subject of beginner usability, it seems to me that if dynamic
> loading of c-libraries is still a ways off, it might be nice to build the unix
> module into the toplevel at install time.

A better apporach might be to ape Python and the SML Basis Library by providing a 
generic "OS" module which abstracts at least Unix/Win/Mac away. I would
prefer this, since I feel silly using Unix.<blah> on a Windows box :-).

-- Brian

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