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Date: 2009-04-02 (08:06)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: LLC book [was: Questions]
>> It could be nice to translate it in English, at least to have a
>>   larger base of readers, and adapt the examples from Caml Light to
>>   Objective Caml (I don't know how much the syntaxes differ though)
> The syntax is very close for the subset of Caml used in the book.

Right.  Parts of the standard library changed, though.

> However, judging from the lack of availability of this book even in
> French, there might an issue in the agreement between the authors
> (Leroy & Weis) and the publisher. I'm suspecting the authors are
> unable to re-publish the book elsewhere.

The publisher (Dunod) holds all rights except for an English
translation (Pierre Weis and I reserved those rights).  There is a
procedure to ask the publisher to relinquish its rights if it decides
not to print the book again, but that procedure can take up to 1 year (!).

All in all, I'm not sure it's worth the effort to resurrect this old
text, but if a group of motivated volunteers arise, let's discuss it

- Xavier Leroy