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Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
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Date: 2004-04-08 (14:06)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 08:48:47AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>  * OCaml has no library for IMAP.
>  * Time calculations and formatting are also largely missing.

Actually there are some of Perl libraries that can be used for this,
and the OCaml wrappers around the time libraries are already done.

>  * String processing and list processing -- especially slicing -- remain
>    weaknesses.


>  * OCamlDBI supports only two database servers.  OcamlODBC supports many
>    more through the system's ODBC support, but loads the entire result
>    set into memory before handing it over to the user, which makes it
>    unusable for many serious projects.

Sure.  Needs money and/or time.  OCamlDBI tries to be a generic layer,
but the specific database drivers don't appear by magic.  I'm more
than willing to integrate any straight away, and actually they're not
too hard to write.


Richard Jones.
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