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From: oliver@f...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Structuring the Caml community (Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar)
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:44:24AM +0100, Alain.Frisch@ens.fr wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Alex Baretta wrote:
> 
> > Xavier, what you guys must do is not pontificate but define once and for
> > all the official role of the community in relation to Inria and to the
> > Caml team.
> 
> Isn't it precisely what Xavier did in his last mail to the list ?
> 
> In my opinion, the problem does not come from the Caml team, but from the
> Caml community. The community needs to be more structured, define its
> goals, organize discussions, and develop missing tools. Do we really need
> an intervention from Above to create a structure that would allow to
> foster collaborative work within the community ?  There is a common
> interest, collaboration shouln't be impossible.


Yes, that's the point.
"The community" is discussing since years that their software
should be part of the OCaml distri but is not orgenized enough
to set up such a website.

Not able to do that, but interested in hacking in the core
of OCaml?!

Please, don't let such people hacking around in the core...!


So, first results in what we need (another unix-lib, maybe
an additional Unix2-lib, which can be added to Unix-lib
and the other stuff we need...).

BTW.: Such additions like Hashtbl.fold are much more qualified
      for going into the Caml-Lib than (the relatively easy to achieve)
      calls to some Unix-API-calls.
      And this Hashtbl.fold was added some vesions ago...
      ... so it was better to add this than wasting time in
      adding Unix-API-stuff.
      This  can be done by external additional unix2-lib developpers.

Ciao,
   Oliver

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