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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 <daniel.de_rauglaudre@inria.fr> 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.

../Dave
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