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Date: 2008-01-28 (21:43)
From: Dario Teixeira <darioteixeira@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] OCaml Standard Recommandation Process
> What we can do is to improve the infrastructure around the OCaml core.
> The example of the XML parsers shows that there is a lot to do (although
> these parsers might not be the most urgent question). I don't like it to
> talk about things others would have to implement, so I think OSR is
> mostly addressed at library/tool authors. Of course, it is important to
> also hear opinions from the users of the libraries, but I think the
> implementers should finally decide on what they recommend. We should
> avoid to set standards that are ignored.


Another example that is probably so obvious that it almost doesn't need
mentioning is the incompatibility of the lexer interface between ulex
and Ocamlyacc/Menhir.  Either we define a common lexer interface that
everyone can migrate to, or at least Ocamlyacc and Menhir could adopt
Dypgen's solution and allow the user to specify the lexer's signature.
The current situation is just absurd.


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