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Date: 2002-10-07 (12:01)
From: Dave Mason <dmason@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Threats on future of Camlp4
I agree 100% with Chris: Chill out guys!

>>>>> On Sun, 6 Oct 2002 22:01:28 +0200, Daniel de Rauglaudre <> said:

> Hi, On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 03:29:59PM -0400, Oleg wrote:

>> Could you explain what you mean by "compromising the future of
>> Camlp4"?  I thought Camlp4 project was not affiliated with the
>> O'Caml project / team.

> It would be good, indeed, that Camlp4 be separated from OCaml, but
> the direction of the OCaml team refuses that energically. However it
> was a good compromise.

I think camlp4 is a very interesting system, but there are many cool
things in the world, and I don't have time to get deeply into all of
them.  All I really care about is that there be some convenient way to
do parsers built into ocaml (i.e. without lex/yacc - and yes, there
are lots of times I'm willing to pay any resulting efficiency penalty).
I don't know who decided that camlp4 was the way to do that, but
somebody did, and so I hope that at least that much of camlp4 comes as
part of the ocaml distribution.

It may meet your (Daniel's) personal wishes that camlp4 be separated
from ocaml, but I think that for the rest of us, it is better that it
be shipped with ocaml.

Good luck and good wishes to all trying to clean up the personal mess.

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