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Date: 2007-08-05 (23:49)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Sorted list
On Sun, 2007-08-05 at 18:26 +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> In reply to Brian Hurt's comment:

> In reply to John Skaller's request:
> > Well, I would like to see a community process for selecting,
> > implementing, documenting and maintaining a set of good algorithms
> Why not.  Care to start such a process yourself?  Or more modestly
> joining one of the existing efforts for building additional OCaml
> libraries, like Extlib?

I am actually an extlib developer :)

> No way.  Neither you nor us want to deal with our (admittedly slow)
> release cycle, with copyright assignments, etc.  Moreover, we
> definitely do not have the time and manpower to build such an
> infrastructure, decide between conflicting proposals, etc.  If a
> community is willing to make such an effort, it will have to
> self-organize.

The community can self-organise, but that won't get extra
components in the standard distro.

In the case of adding functions to existing modules,
a separate distribution isn't even possible.

Extlib tried both these things already. It may be a good
or bad library, but it failed in its goals; none of it
has got into the standard distro, not even the ideas.

> Bazaars are not run by priests.

No, but the priests let the people use their courtyard
to run them, happily accept contributions, and provide
blessings occasionally :)

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net