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From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Camlp4 with traditional syntax (was: Camlp4 documentation)
On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 04:01:05PM -0800, Martin Jambon wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> 
> [...]
> > Because I don't know about what you all are talking here,
> > I hope that the intended Camlp4-Tutorial will explain
> > such things in more detail.
> 
> I started writing a tutorial this weekend. There are many things to say,
> and there are also many things that I ignore...
> 
> > Not another "we know nearly all, and explain some nifty
> > details, that you also can see, when looking into the sources
> > and study them some months/years" documentation, please... :->
> >
> > So, if the indended doc on Camlp4 would
> > explain in detail what it is good for, what it
> > provides and how to use it, I (and IMHO many others)
> > would gain a lot of such a documentation/tutorial.
> 
> I will try to talk about just what I know, not give too many technical
> details but rather pointers to the relevant sources of documentation or
> tips on "What should do in that case?".
> 
> The goal is just to avoid anyone being stuck more than 2 minutes while
> trying to extend the syntax of OCaml.

Sounds good. :)


Hint:

   "Just as a picture is worth a thousands words,
    so is a properly chosen program example."

         (Stephen G. Kochan, Programming in Objective C, page 2)


> 
> > Explaining the details to pwople who already knew
> > the most stuff, IMHO is not really needed. This can be
> > done in discussions on the list (or when people
> > know the tools, they really can look into the sources,
> > because they know something about what they are intended to do).
> >
> > Hoping for a good intruductional tutorial...
> 
> OK, I will try my best.

:)


Ciao,
   Oliver