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Date: 2007-11-15 (14:52)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Compiler feature - useful or not?
On Thursday 15 November 2007 13:48, Jacques Carette wrote:
> Personally, I think the best situation would be if camlp4 were
> unnecessary.  But there is a lot of PL research to be done before that's
> possible...

How much more PL research do we need to tell us that OCaml is crying out for 
a "try .. finally" construct?

> - It splinters the language into dialects.

Fork the OCaml distribution instead of using camlp4.

There are now thousands of OCaml programmers dying for trivial additions like 
this, many of whom would contribute if they could and a single forked dialect 
would improve in practical terms much faster than the current OCaml is.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.