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Date: 2004-03-09 (18:11)
From: Shawn Wagner <shawnw@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 05:55:27PM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:30:09AM -0800, Vasili Galchin wrote:
> > Hello,
> >  
> >       I have yet to finish reading through otherlibs/unix/unix.mli. I kind of consider this POSIX API support. In any case, is there is a consensus that what is in unix.mli is complete? Or does new functionality have to be added? If so, what?
> No way!!  There's lots of missing stuff which could be added.  eg. off
> the top of my head, strftime(3).

Some missing functions from the C and POSIX standards are in my extlib
library (strftime is Time.format_time). 

More (The numeric ones added in C99) are in the companion mathlib.

> It would also be useful to have a comprehensive time / date library,
> probably outside the Unix module.  As part of the perl4caml project
> I've wrapped up Perl's Date::Parse, Date::Format and Date::Calc[1]
> modules, but a general OCaml library would be great.


Shawn Wagner

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