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Date: 2004-04-08 (08:25)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 09:03, Vasili Galchin wrote:
> John,
>    You misunderstood my point.

No I didn't :) YOu said at one point 

"I'm an old man and I'd love to see a 
decent language in the mainstream"

.. or words to that effect. Me too, both

The issue here is how to get the result we want.
I'd go for Ocaml 4 with the existing Ocaml team
remaining in full control of the compiler,
but relinquishing *totally* the standard library
to a public process.

The new library starts off EMPTY, and compatility
isn't allowed as an argument except as a tie breaker.

On the other hand accepted principles are valid arguments, 
for example functions operating on a container type shall take
the container as the first argument.

There's no way this process would work without
the Ocaml team being an active part of it!

[And I'm going to vote for Ocamlgraph being included
first thing!]

John Skaller,
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