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Date: 2005-04-01 (20:03)
From: Ken Rose <kenrose@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] bug in "developing applications with objective caml" (english translation)
Jack Andrews wrote:
> hi,
> i think there's a problem in the oreilly book (probably the english
> translation?)
> Chapter 11, section 'Basic Revisited' (p307) in the third paragraph, talks
> about "the declaration of the type |sentences|"
> i don't see this type used or declared anywhere in the book, and i can't
> see if |sentences| is a convention of some sort in ocamlyacc/lex

This seems to be a communication failure between the translators & 
proofreaders of chapter 11 and their counterparts on chapter 6.  I was a 
proofreader on chapter 6, so I'm a guilty party.

I'm not certain, but I think the type in question is called "phrase" in 
chapter 6.

Is the translation effort still active at all?  I got dropped from the 
translators mailing list when I changed ISPs about 2 years ago.  Could 
one of our French-speakers check in the original text to see if I've 
figured this out correctly?

> i'm a newbie biting off quite a bit in starting with ocaml{lex,yacc} but
> it's the job i need to do, so that's where i am.

I'd recommend Levine et al., "Lex & Yacc", from O'Reilly.  It doesn't 
address ocaml at all, but it's a good grounding on how this family of 
tools work.

  - ken