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From: Florian Hars <hars@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
Alain.Frisch@ens.fr wrote:
> if it is
> true that this library was publicly available and announced on the Humps,
> the Caml list db, etc... before the other one, it is clear that it was a
> mistake to re-use the name and it should be fixed as soon as possible.

Shawn's extlib did not exist in early April 2003:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030404000203/http://raevnos.pennmush.org/code/ocaml.html
In fact, Shawn himself claims a release date of April 23, 2003 on
http://raevnos.pennmush.org/code/ocaml.html
(The link db has June 6, 2003 for the initial release:
http://www.npc.de/ocaml/linkdb/list.cgi?type=author&frames=false )

By Shawn's release date, SF extlib had had it's first commits and had been 
mentioned on the mailing list for almost exactly one month:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/ocaml-lib/extlib-dev/extLib.ml
http://caml.inria.fr/archives/200303/msg00323.html
and had been discussed in a public space under that name for another month:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=1703091&forum_id=29880

Yours, Florian.

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