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From: Peng Zang <peng.zang@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] Standard syntax extensions ?
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On Thursday 24 April 2008 01:05:44 pm Dario Teixeira wrote:
> Remember the recent thread about ocamlbuild+findlib+camlp4 and the OSR
> about standardising naming conventions for syntax extensions [1].  Using
> a special ocamlbuild plugin [2], the barrier to using syntax extensions
> is so low that you can almost consider them as standard language features.
>

I was all about to advocate my favorite extensions until I read this.  It 
makes a lot of sense.  If build scripts can pull syntax extensions like 
libraries, and directly from the web, there is no reason to have a set 
of "standard extensions".

Everyone can just use what they like, and distribute the source in that 
fashion.  The makefile (or whatever build script) takes care of the rest.

Peng
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