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From: Alex Cowie <cowie@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Camlp4 documentation
Alex Baretta wrote:

> Martin Jambon wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Christian Szegedy wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Feel free to write your CamlP4 extension ;)
>>
>>
>>
>> :-)
>> But there are few things to know/discover before starting.
>>
>> Is anyone interested in a kind of highly practical tutorial on
>> how to extend the syntax of OCaml with Camlp4?
>> I could possibly start writing one if there is enough demand.
>>
>>
>> Martin
>>
>
> Why yes! Yet, it's terribly sad that DdR chose to forcibly impose upon 
> the Camlp4 metaprogrammer to use the revised syntax. This is probably 
> the main obstacle, together with the relative lack of documentation, 
> to the diffusion of Camlp4, IMHO.
>
> Alex
>
For me, the use of revised syntax has been a disincentive to using 
Camlp4 metaprogramming.  I have always wondered whether a traditional 
syntax version of Camlp4 was technically feasible.  Any comments?

Alex Cowie

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