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From: Eric Stokes <eric.stokes@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library
It is nice to access these things through a single interface like the 
Unix library, instead of
having to link to multiple libraries. Does INRIA not allow submissions 
for inclusion
into the standard library?

On Mar 9, 2004, at 10:11 AM, Shawn Wagner wrote:

> 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).
>
> <Plug>
> Some missing functions from the C and POSIX standards are in my extlib
> library (strftime is Time.format_time).
> http://raevnos.pennmush.org/code/extlib/
>
> More (The numeric ones added in C99) are in the companion mathlib.
> http://raevnos.pennmush.org/code/mathlib/
> </Plug>
>
>>
>> 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.
>
> Agreed.
>
> -- 
> Shawn Wagner
> shawnw@speakeasy.org
>
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