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From: Alp Mestan <alp@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: LLC book [was: Questions]
Indeed, as I said above, a book on "today's OCaml" should cover a wide
variety of topics (syntax extensions with camlp4/5, general purpose
libraries, specific libraries like ocamlnet, GTK+ and OpenGL binding, etc).
To write such a book, there would be the need for many authors with time and
knowledge to produce a good learning and practice material for OCaml !

I think many of us would enjoy writing some paragraphs for such a project...
But would there be enough people to achieve the writing of an entire (and
good) book ?

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 02 April 2009 13:41:01 Ed Keith wrote:
> > Having said that, I currently have some free time time and would be
> willing
> > to offer my assistance to this project. It would give me the opportunity
> to
> > hone my writing and ocaml skills, and I believe as an experienced
> > professional programmer (I have worked in government, military, finance,
> > medicine, aviation, and research) and ocaml newbie I could bring a useful
> > perspective to the project.
> >
> > I hope I can be of service,
>
> I think the existing books cover the core parts of the language well so
> there
> is no need for further work in that area but I would like to see books
> covering the following topics:
>
> . Batteries (!).
>
> . Libraries, e.g. LablGTK.
>
> . Post 3.10 camlp4.
>
> . Other tools, e.g. menhir, dpygen, bitstrings, micmatch.
>
> There are also some areas where I think today's OCaml software could be
> improved:
>
> . Automatic FFI stub JIT compilation using LLVM.
>
> . OpenGL 3 bindings.
>
> . GUI libraries.
>
> . IDEs (probably depends upon GUI libraries).
>
> --
> Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
> http://www.ffconsultancy.com/?e
>
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Alp Mestan
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