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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 2:49 PM, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> On Monday 28 January 2008 15:43:22 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> > On 28-01-2008, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> > > On Monday 28 January 2008 13:35:34 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> > >> I think we don't have discuss about dropping what is currently in the
> > >> standard library. INRIA will keep everything.
> > >> ...
> > >> Nobody will thrown the standard library.
> > >
> > > So we cannot fix the stdlib?
> >
> > Yep, this is what is called "bug compatible" library... But you can
> > create one on your own and remove the one from INRIA (hints
> > -nopervasives on your compiler command line).
>
> Then I don't understand how this improves upon the current situation.
>

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.  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.

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