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Date: 2009-02-27 (20:22)
From: Jason Hickey <jyh@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The new OCaml book (Objective Caml Programming Language by Tim Rentsch)

Thank you for pointing this out, I was unaware of this book.  My book
on OCaml (currently circulating as an online pdf) is under contract
with Cambridge University Press.

I haven't read Mr. Rentsch's book (I just ordered a copy from Amazon).
 I should point out that I have neither authorized nor endorsed Mr.
Rentsch's book, nor have I given permission to use any text that I
have written.  It would be heartbreaking to me if this work were to be
published without my permission -- I started writing in 2000, and the
text has been through many classes and much writing.  I must assume
Tim wrote his text independently.  Still, I look forward to seeing a


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Jon Harrop <> wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2009 14:28:58 Tom Hutchinson wrote:
>> I know a people have resorted to just printing out the pdf of the
>> draft. Great to finally buy this in a normal form.
>> Never heard of the publisher though.
> Looks like the publisher was created just to publish this book, as we created
> Flying Frog to publish OCaml for Scientists four years ago.
> The publishers were kind enough to send me a complimentary copy so I shall
> blog a review on OCaml News in due course. Suffice to say that the content
> (264 pages from the main 17 chapters) is excellent from a purely theoretical
> standpoint and, I would say, targets undergrad computer scientists preparing
> to sit exams about OCaml. The book covers advanced topics in detail and
> contains lots of academic exercises. In particular, about a third of the book
> is devoted to OCaml's approach to object oriented programming.
> --
> Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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