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Date: 2007-04-24 (11:58)
From: ls-ocaml-developer-2006@m...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Bug in ocamlyacc

Diego Olivier FERNANDEZ PONS <> writes:

>      Bonjour,
>> I won't use Menhir for that reason either.[...]
> Come on, Skaller. You know as well as everyone that adding a tool that
> is not mature enough to the standard distribution is a bad idea.
> Mehnir is clearly the "official" candidate for replacement of
> CamlYacc, without yet being mandatory. This gives you the time to
> port, criticize and ask for improvements. Look the mess that happened
> with CamlP4 which didn't follow this pattern.
> So instead of being complaining because Mehnir is not yet in the
> standard distribution, you should be porting your CamlYacc code to
> ensure that when the tools are swapped, Menhir will make your code
> simpler, faster and cleaner.

Isn't there a contradiction here somewhere? "We won't fix Ocamlyacc,
because Menhir will replace it and we won't put Menhir in the standard
distribution because it is not god enough yet?".

I don't want to make any demands whatsoever here -- I haven't looked
an Menhir yet, nor have I looked at the Ocamlyacc bug in
question. It's only I see a discrepancy here.

Regards -- Markus