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Date: 2008-01-28 (20:40)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: The OCaml Community (aka back from the Developer Days)
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.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.