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From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
james woodyatt
>
> Contention among providers of foundation library code is to be
> expected— even celebrated.  Better news still would be an
> open market,
> holding a plethora of mutually incompatible *closed-source* library
> modules.  That would be the *real* indication that INRIA has
> gotten its
> euros worth in research spending.
>
> Vive la fragmentation!

Yeah, but C does have a standard library, so let's not overplay the
value of fragmentation.  Let's ask instead: is there any OCaml library
that right now, should uncontroversially be part of a standard?  If not,
a collection of 2 or 3 candidate libraries that should be groomed for
standard?  I liked Ben's comment about how the Linux people handle it,
this notion of an interim period of deciding what's adviseable to keep.


Cheers,                         www.indiegamedesign.com
Brandon Van Every               Seattle, WA

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