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Date: 2001-10-15 (20:55)
From: Patrick M Doane <patrick@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?
While on this subject, it would be very useful if a future roadmap for
Caml development (including any Consortium efforts) were available to look
at publicly.  This was discussed a little in the past and it seemed like
INRIA wanted to keep this information private. 

I can understand motivations to keep quiet about plans but I think it
would really help to open up this information. It may so happen that some
unexpected volunteers are willing to help achieve those goals. 

For example, I am currently working with Jerome to build a test suite for
the libre code. I'm not a big user of regular expressions myself but I
think this is a critical area where Caml could be improved. If I knew of
specific efforts that were being directed by the Consortium, I'd be
inclined to help in a similar fashion with them. Testing software is a
great way for me to learn how to use it. 


P.S: Thanks also to Brian for suggesting I put together FORT in the first
place. It seems to be working pretty well in practice. 

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Brian Rogoff wrote:

> Hi,
>     What's become of the Caml Consortium? I put a lot of pressure on my
> manager to join and we've hardly heard anything since doing so. That was
> several months ago.
> -- Brian
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