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Date: 2004-04-21 (04:14)
From: Jeffrey J. Cook <jjcook@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: How can I lend developers to the Caml team?
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 06:16:43AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 21:46, George Orwell wrote:
> > Hey look, I think OCaml deserves a lot more prestige
> > and usage than it has.  These are just my own honest
> > opinions.  I am not trying to put people down.  It's
> > my sincere belief that more developers would help.
> We all agree, including Xavier. However, the area
> most of us think requires more developers
> is the library and support tools, not the core
> compiler and runtime.
> The area of the compiler needing most work
> industrially is package management, precisely
> to *allow* greater community contribution to the
> library.

I would also add a graphical debugger to that list; inspecting values of
complex recursive structures is a nightmare, not to meantion the annoyance
of abstract types, given only seperate 'printer' functions can be used.
Eipiere (folded into then back out of Cameleon) looked nice, but to my
knowledge is not active, nor up to date with 3.07 (or 3.06?).

Jeffrey J. Cook
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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