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Date: 2004-04-25 (04:28)
From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] RE: Proposal: community standard library project
Benjamin Geer
> Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > I don't easily swallow "no duplicate functionality,"
> > however.  Libraries
> > have to prove their worth in the field somehow.
> I think the Linux kernel developers have a good way of
> handling this: if
> there are two competing libraries that do the same thing,
> they both stay
> outside the project, as patches, until there is a consensus
> about which
> is better; then the maintainers include one of the libraries in the
> project, and the other one takes a bow and honourably leaves the
> stage.[1]  The maintainers' job is to ensure that this process is
> neither too long nor too short.

Sounds good to me.  If only the United Nations worked with such
punctuality and magnanimity, we might have more agreement about wars
such as Iraq.

Brandon Van Every               Seattle, WA

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80% is gobbledygook we make up inside our own heads.

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