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From: Michael Ekstrand <michael@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Option functions (or lack thereof) + operator for composition
On 11/16/2010 05:49 AM, David Allsopp wrote:
> ExtLib is well-worth having and it's very easy to install (just run
> ocaml install.ml in its source tree - findlib recommended but I've
> got a feeling that it can install without findlib as well). It's also
> very stable, feature-wise, so you're not really adding a tricky
> dependency. It's now hosted on Google Code at
> http://code.google.com/p/ocaml-extlib/downloads/list
> 
> You might also take a look at the batteries project
> (http://batteries.forge.ocamlcore.org) which I believe includes most
> if not all of ExtLib.

Yes, Batteries includes pretty much all of Extlib (I'm not aware of any
missing pieces), and specifically includes the Option module.

I would recommend writing any new OCaml code with something like
Batteries (or Jane St.'s Core, if you prefer) if at all possible; it
fills in a lot of gaps in the standard library.

- Michael