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Date: 2007-08-05 (16:22)
From: David Allsopp <dra-news@m...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Sorted list
On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 20:07 +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> Well you don't need to use those bits.  I use ExtList and ExtString
> mainly.

ExtList is underpinned by Obj.magic - its "tail recursive" implementations
work by manipulating the internal representation of a list rather than
writing "proper" O'Caml (it's a piece of genius and frankly is how the
StdLib ought to do it...).

> Well, Windows is a world apart.  It has no packaging system to speak
> of, no versioning, no centralised repository, no installation policies
> of note.  In other words, it's where Linux was circa 1993.

Spoken by someone who sounds like he hasn't used Windows since 1993? :o) My
understanding is that in 1993 finding any PC hardware capable of running
Linux was the amusing game... rose-tinted spectacles, perhaps?