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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Threats on future of Camlp4

Daniel de Rauglaudre wrote:

> Another example: I was very shocked, some time ago, that the icon of
> Caml Light was "Joe Camel". Very funny, for students, but serious at
> industialization level. When I said that, they laughed at me,
> telling that I have no sense of humour.
> Sorry, 6 millions deaths by cancer of lung EACH YEAR in the world does
> not make me laugh. And the free ad of a seller of tobacco is serious
> and important. I don't want to be a party to that. Industrials don't
> have a "sense of humour", I am sorry. I am absolutely sure that we
> have lost customers because of that. Even the name "Caml Light" is
> absolutely suspect: students in France are learning it. And some of
> them go here to make a thesis, or an a training course and bring their
> packets of Camel, that they smoke, and smile at that. Perhaps they
> think that we accept them better if they smoke Camels?
> Therefore, the ocaml team is not professionnal, I am sorry.

I am an anti-smoke radical, and I must state this before I 
continue. "Joe Camel" c'est sympa! C'est tout! I refuse to 
delete from my vocabulary all words and acronyms which in 
specific contexts mean something I abhor. For example, I do 
not advocate nuking Marlborough, Massachusetts, because of 
the famous cigarettes.

This project is about catergorical abstract "machins", not 
about cigarettes.

Sorry for mixing French and English, but some words like 
"sympa" and "machin" cannot be translated.


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