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Date: -- (:)
From: Dave Benjamin <dave@r...>
Subject: OCaml PLEAC reaches 100%
Greetings,

It is with great pleasure, and fair bit of relief, that I announce the 
completion of the OCaml PLEAC!

The PLEAC project aims to translate the source code examples from the 
Perl Cookbook into many languages. The OCaml version was started in 2001.

Note that by "completion", I am speaking from a purely numerical 
perspective. There is still plenty of room for improvement, but I can 
say with confidence that every recipe in the original cookbook has been 
given either a faithful translation into OCaml or an explanation for why 
such a translation is impossible or unnecessary, with a strong 
preference for the former.

The last few chapters contain many networking and (circa 1998) web 
programming examples, primarily written with Ocamlnet. There is even a 
hand-written ICMP ping, should you ever find that you need one. Also 
featured are several examples of Richard Jones' Bitstring, Weblogs, and 
Perl4caml libraries, a text-mode screen saver for curses, and of course 
the obligatory .signature rotator. Enjoy!

The PLEAC project and OCaml version are available at these locations, 
respectively:

http://pleac.sourceforge.net/
http://pleac.sourceforge.net/pleac_ocaml/index.html

Thanks to the following people who, along with myself, contributed 
directly to the OCaml PLEAC:

Erik de Castro Lopo
Jean-Christophe ARNU
Neale Pickett
Pixel
Remi VANICAT
Stefano Zacchiroli
William Douglas Neumann

Additional bug fixes and improvements were made possible with help, 
knowingly or unknowingly, from the following individuals via their posts 
to the caml-list and pleac-discuss mailing lists, personal email, or 
contributions to other language implementations of PLEAC:

Alain Frisch
Andrew Johnson
Clément Capel
David Brown
David Mentré
Guillaume Cottenceau
Janne Hellsten
Ken Wakita
Mac Mason
Miguel Pignatelli
Paul King

Finally, I'd personally like to give my sincere thanks to Anthony Borla 
and Pixel, for their support and enthusiasm; to Guillaume Cottenceau for 
hosting and maintaining this project for so many years; to Tom 
Christiansen for writing the vast majority of the original Perl recipes; 
and to O'Reilly for giving permission to rewrite the Perl Cookbook's 
source and thus allowing PLEAC to exist.

Best wishes,
Dave