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Date: 2007-08-04 (17:35)
From: Julien Moutinho <julien.moutinho@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Sorted list
On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 01:42:21AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 11:09 -0400, Brian Hurt wrote:
> > Unortunately, the standard Ocaml solution in a situation like this is to 
> > implement your own data structure.  The good news is that this is easy. 
> > The bad news is that, because this is easy, there is little pressure on 
> > the maintainers of Ocaml to add features to the core library.
> Well, I would like to see a community process for selecting,
> implementing, documenting and maintaining a set of good algorithms
> which go IN THE STANDARD DISTRIBUTION (under the usual LGPL+X licence,
> with a disclaimer the code base isn't maintained by Inria, merely
> distributed on behalf of the community).
> So Inria should provide the repository, and the Ocaml team has
> a final veto on selection .. but the work is done by outside
> volunteers.
I am quite half-hearted about the idea of an Inrians' veto,
despite the fact that, they sure know how to select.
However if this could allow extra-Inrians to actually contribute to
(and learn) the jewelery, in a more _visible_ and _fast_ way,
which is _hardly_ the case currently, why not!  Let us be pragmatic.
That said... do they have enough manpower for such a peer-review task?

> So please would the High Priests of the Cathedral like
> to run a little Bazaar for their disciples?
Yep, Bazaar or another free software with a distributed repository model.