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Date: 2004-04-28 (04:05)
From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
On 26 Apr 2004, skaller wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-04-26 at 01:43, Brian Hurt wrote:
> > On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Kenneth Knowles wrote:
> 
> > Personally, I see three levels of library functionality:
> > 
> > 1) Core libraries, 
> 
> > 2) Standard Environment Libraries.  
> 
> > 3) A CPAN-like tool. 
> 
> You missed the most interesting one :
> 
> (4) Algorithms and datastructures
> 
> Both (2) and (4) are 'extensions' of the minimalist
> functionality of (1).
> 

Depending upon the algorithm and data structure, it could be in any one of 
the three.  The list data structure and sort really belong in the core 
libraries.  The matrix data structure and matrix invert really (IMHO) 
belong in the standard environment.  Priority search queues and polynomial 
factorization really belong in OPAN.

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