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Date: 2007-01-14 (09:29)
From: Quc_Peyrot <chojin@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlyacc: named attributes

On Jan 13, 2007, at 11:07 PM, skaller wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 01:40 +0100, Till Varoquaux wrote:
>> Hmm,
>> Probably a dumb question, but: why not use Menhir? It's supposedly
>> strictly more powerfull than ocamlyacc and has this feature.
> Two reasons. The first is political: Menhir isn't part of the
> standard Ocaml distribution. This means clients of my system
> will have to download and install and additional package
> before they can build mine. That includes on Windows.
> If a binary wasn't available they'd have to build from source.
> This may not be a big deal if it is pure Ocaml, which from
> memory it is, right? However then I have to include the sources
> in my own package, which introduces a repository synchronisation
> problem .. and unless Menhir has a liberal licence .. also a
> licencing problem.
> In addition there is a reliability and responsibility issue:
> the Ocaml team is paid to maintain Ocaml.

Menhir is developed by two members of the Inria's Rocquencourt site:
Francois Pottier and Yann Rgis-Gianas.

Thus, although they are not paid to maintain Menhir (or maybe they  
it sounds close enough to me...