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From: Nathaniel Gray <n8gray@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The new OCaml book (Objective Caml Programming Language by Tim Rentsch)
Sorry, this was meant to go to the list as well:

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Nathaniel Gray <n8gray@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Richard Jones <rich@annexia.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 09:37:05AM -0800, Nathaniel Gray wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 4:27 AM, Richard Jones <rich@annexia.org> wrote:
>>> > I previously mentioned this book on the list and said that I'd been
>>> > promised a review copy from the publisher:
>>> >
>>> >
http://www.amazon.com/Objective-Caml-Programming-Language/dp/0981599206
>>> >
>>> > I received the review copy from Abscissa Press yesterday and I have
>>> > read the first few chapters.  This book is in fact the Jason Hickey
>>> > book which has been floating around on the net for a while, updated by
>>> > Tim Rentsch who I think is Jason's colleague or student.
>>>
>>> As someone who *was* Jason's student, I'd suggest that if that book is
>>> clearly derived from Jason's book but Jason's name isn't on the cover
>>> you should definitely be asking questions about that.  I would say
>>> more but I don't want to put words in Jason's mouth.
>>
>> I don't think there is any suggestion that it was plagiarised from
>> him.  In fact I think the author mentions Jason in the introduction ...
>
> The list time I spoke to Jason he had a deal with a major publisher
> for his book.  I think it's safe to say that there is no chance that
> Jason would allow somebody to publish his book or a derived work
> without his name on the cover.
>
> Cheers,
> -n8
>
> --
> Nathan Gray
> http://www.n8gray.org/
>