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From: Hezekiah M. Carty <hcarty@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: The OCaml Community (aka back from the Developer Days)
On Jan 28, 2008 3:35 PM, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> On Monday 28 January 2008 20:16:17 you wrote:
> > My understanding is that the benefits would come from having a richer,
> > community developed "official" OCaml distribution.  So the stdlib
> > would stay in place, but extra items would be included as well.
>
> Ah! So we can fix the stdlib?
>
> Perhaps I should clarify what I mean: we can provide missing functionality,
> make functions tail recursive and optimize them.
>
> > For
> > example, package ExtLib and some commonly useful Camlp4 extensions
> > along with the distribution .tar.gz/.exe/.dmg.  If I understood the
> > meeting transcription in IRC, the official OCaml folks at INRIA would
> > bless this as the proper way to get and install OCaml once the
> > community structure is in place.
>
> Ok. Even if the community doesn't control the language, I still think this is
> a step in the right direction.
>

There are IRC transcripts available here:
http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/ocaml/08.01.26 which may clarify things
somewhat.

-- 
Hezekiah M. Carty
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Maryland
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science