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Date: 2003-03-13 (16:34)
From: Christophe TROESTLER <debian00@t...>
Subject: [Caml-list] O'Reilly book (was poll - need for a good introductory OCaml book)
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> The appendix of the book is explicitly about ocaml-2.99.  Lots of
> things changed since, [...]
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Michael Schuerig <schuerig@acm.org> wrote:
> Admittedly, I haven't read the book, but my understanding is that this 
> book is based on OCaml 2.x. Is it really such a good idea to publish it 
> as is when OCaml has been at version 3.x for quite some time now?

Wouldn't it be possible to update the English version of book for Caml
3.06 ?  It is possible to do it while preserving a way to typeset the
original version with macros like \ifCamlVersion{2.x}{...} ...  Of
course one should start by asking the authors whether they agree, then
a group of people (I volunteer) could check the code and report the
things to correct.  A useful addition would also be to update the java
code that displays the solutions to the exercises to work with mozilla
(only a matter of hours I guess if the LaTeX code is clean).  IMHO,
this needs to be done for the readers to use with pleasure this great

Please let me know if I can do something.

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