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Date: 2002-02-20 (17:24)
From: Martin Jambon <m.jambon@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Safe Caml for online teaching
On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, james woodyatt wrote:

> Another option is to give up on trying to make the interactive Caml book
> into a web service.  If, instead, it were a standalone web application,
> then I could download it and install it on my own local web server.  No
> changes to Caml necessary.

Sure, but I think that the installation of any software on a local machine
requires a certain amount of trust: even if the application is easy
to install and uninstall (which is the case of precompiled Caml
distributions), the user cannot be sure of this in advance - and won't be
unless everybody already uses it.

The other advantage (and danger) of a public interactive book is that it
would be really provocative. That could be a good way to promote Caml.


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