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Date: 2009-02-27 (21:29)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The new OCaml book (Objective Caml Programming Language by Tim Rentsch)
On Friday 27 February 2009 20:22:04 Jason Hickey wrote:
> 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.

When will CUP publish it?

> 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
> copy.

Oh dear. Then I am very sorry to tell you that Tim Rentsch's book is virtually 
identical to your own, having been tweaked just enough to evade copyright.

I am just comparing your PDF with the free copy Abscissa Press sent me and it 
is almost a verbatim replica right down to errors in your text and parts of 
code examples that you chose at random (e.g. all of the example expressions 
involving chars and strings are literally identical to those from your book).

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.