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Date: 2005-02-23 (00:01)
From: Martin Jambon <martin_jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Camlp4 with traditional syntax (was: Camlp4 documentation)
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Oliver Bandel wrote:

> Because I don't know about what you all are talking here,
> I hope that the intended Camlp4-Tutorial will explain
> such things in more detail.

I started writing a tutorial this weekend. There are many things to say,
and there are also many things that I ignore...

> Not another "we know nearly all, and explain some nifty
> details, that you also can see, when looking into the sources
> and study them some months/years" documentation, please... :->
> So, if the indended doc on Camlp4 would
> explain in detail what it is good for, what it
> provides and how to use it, I (and IMHO many others)
> would gain a lot of such a documentation/tutorial.

I will try to talk about just what I know, not give too many technical
details but rather pointers to the relevant sources of documentation or
tips on "What should do in that case?".

The goal is just to avoid anyone being stuck more than 2 minutes while
trying to extend the syntax of OCaml.

> Explaining the details to pwople who already knew
> the most stuff, IMHO is not really needed. This can be
> done in discussions on the list (or when people
> know the tools, they really can look into the sources,
> because they know something about what they are intended to do).
> Hoping for a good intruductional tutorial...

OK, I will try my best.


Martin Jambon, PhD
Researcher in Structural Bioinformatics since the 20th Century
The Burnham Institute
San Diego, California