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Date: 2008-01-27 (14:24)
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] OCaml Standard Recommandation Process
What is it that is meant to be standardized by this process?  Is this meant
to be parallel to the Java Community Process or Python's PEPs (Python
Enhancement Proposals)?  Those are not just about "best practices", but are
actually about code, language features, APIs, etc.  I don't at first glance
see any real use in agreeing on best practices for OCaml.  Can you give some
examples of what would make a reasonable OSR?  That might clarify the
purpose of them considerably.


On Jan 27, 2008 8:23 AM, David Teller <> wrote:

>    Dear list,
>  As I have mentioned in my previous message, during the OCaml Developer
> Days, the INRIA team has made clear that, among other things, the
> community is essentially in charge of recommending best practices,
> standards, etc. A candidate name has been suggested: "OSR", for "OCaml
> Standard Recommandations."
> While we already have a few tools for this kind of discussions, (I'm
> thinking about the current mailing-list and the Cocan Wiki), at the
> moment, we are lacking organisation and a way of committing to a
> decision.
> Let me suggest the following process:
> * anyone on this mailing-list may ask for or suggest best practises --
> to do so, please put [OSR] in the header of your e-mail
> * after some debate, if one or more solutions have emerged, we put these
> solutions on the appropriate page of the Cocan Wiki, with summaries of
> pros and cons and an official space for voting and suggesting future
> improvements
> * if the vote proves conclusive, we move the chosen solution from the
> voting stage to some page on that Wiki, say "recommended practises."
> Does this seem an acceptable method ?
> Regards,
>  David
> --
> David Teller
>  Security of Distributed Systems
>  Angry researcher: French Universities need reforms, but the LRU act
> brings liquidations.
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