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Date: 2004-03-19 (00:03)
From: Remi Vanicat <remi.vanicat@l...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar
Fernando Alegre <fernando@cc.gatech.edu> writes:


> I also think a few more switches in the compiler would mostly put an end to
> most complaints and give the community the necessary tools to extend/replace
> the libraries. In particular, I feel this is needed:
> 1) A -pre_open switch that opens a given module (searched along the -I path)
>    This would allow people to replace Pervasives with a custom module.
> 2) -stdlib switches that change the path for the standard library so that
>    subsequent -I +path is searched under the current standard library path.
>   Several -stdlib switches should be allowed in the same compilation.
> 3) A firm commitment by the Ocaml team to maintain camlp4 in the future in
>    the same terms as the rest of the ocaml core. This would be essential
>    for extensions that depend on syntactic manipulation (such regexps) to
>    become widespread.

I believed that the Ocaml team have already tell us that they will
continue to maintain camlp4 inside OCaml several time.

Rémi Vanicat

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