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From: Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] Caml Community Code
> called Caml Community Code ... for community OCaml

Is the language called Caml or OCaml? It would be nice to agree on that.


2008/1/31 Jonathan Bryant <watersofmemory@gmail.com>:

> List,
>
> Despite all the great ideas on the [OSR] threads, we seem to be getting
> nowhere and talking ourselves to death bickering about implementation
> details of code that hasn't even been written yet.  I think the only thing
> we can agree on is that tools for use by the community should be written by
> the community.  Because of that, we need to start writing them: the best way
> to find out what works is to try.
>
> I've created a SourceForge project called Caml Community Code here (
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/camlcode) where we can put any code for
> community OCaml tools.  The fact that we can't hack the OCaml language
> itself (due to French copyright law) seems to have unfortunately caused the
> community to not hack together on other tools _for_ the language.  With this
> project everyone can hack on the tools we'll (hopefully) end up using every
> day, rather than having INRIA or one person try to build something that
> satisfies everyone.  If you have code for tools (I know someone at least has
> some code for a package manager), please put it in the repository so we can
> all see and work on it _as as community_.
>
> Regarding the package manager discussion, what we need is a few
> functioning prototypes.  Later we can go back and cherry pick features we
> like and merge them down to just two to develop a little more, and finally
> pick one.  I also think we should have one CamlP4 grammar with all the
> community's agreed upon "standard" syntax extensions (sort of a "new
> revised" syntax?), a set of "standard" ocamlbuild plugins, and "standard"
> interfaces (XML parser, etc.), all of which can be stored in the project as
> well.
>
> I was waiting for the project to get approved before sending this out (it
> just came through this morning), so I'll go ahead and make a temporary
> directory layout.
>
> --Jonathan
>
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