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Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
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Date: 2001-03-28 (14:25)
From: guttman@m...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
Brian Rogoff <bpr@best.com> writes:

>   > 
>   > 	The main problem is that the Tutorial and Reference are weak.
>   > If the Ocaml Consortium gets off the ground, this ought to be one
>   > of its first tasks (i.e., hire a tech writer, not a programmer!)
>   Can one of the translators comment on the status of the O'Reilly book 
>   translation? Once that's available people can modify it as the language
>   changes. 

Well, more than half of the chapters have been checked in in English.
All the remaining chapters have volunteers working on them.  

Of course, there will still be a lot of work to do to revise them and
edit them for consistency.  

It's a big job, translating a book.  And this book is over 700 pages.
But when it's done, it should make an important difference in making
OCaml easier to learn for English speakers.


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