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Date: 2007-10-25 (05:14)
From: Aleks Bromfield <abromfie@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Which syntax to teach ?
On 10/24/07, Adrien <> wrote:
> >From camelia's website :
> "Camelia started out as a tool to help students in Brown University's
> CS17 have an easier time making the leap from Scheme to OCaml. It's
> meant to make writing in OCaml relatively painless without having to
> learn the nuances of a powerful editor like Emacs or VI."

For the past two years, Brown has used an environment called DrOCaml,
built on top of DrScheme. It's perfect for our needs -- we use Scheme
for the first half of our intro course, and OCaml for the second, so
this saves students from having to learn a new environment halfway
through the semester. (Of course, they have to learn a new syntax
halfway through the semester, but that's another story...)

You can install DrOCaml by first installing DrScheme, and then
installing the PLT file at the URL:

If you do try this out and you experience any problems, let me know
and I'll try to fix them as soon as I get a chance.

Aleks Bromfield
Brown University CS