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Date: 2007-04-27 (13:43)
From: Markus Mottl <markus.mottl@g...>
Subject: Re: new+old Camlp4
On 4/27/07, Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> wrote:
> I agree with the need for documentation, but not with the timing you
> propose.  Release 3.10.0 has been delayed quite a bit already, and
> 1- there is no reason to make users who do not depend on Camlp4 wait longer
>    for 3.10;

I agree that there are probably many more users who do not depend on
Camlp4 than ones that do.

> 2- having the new Camlp4 officially released as part of 3.10.0 can only
>    facilitate the porting of Camlp4 macros and extensions.

Well, I wouldn't exactly say that it facilitates it, but it certainly
enforces it ;-)

> Releasing both old and new Camlp4 as part of 3.10 is out of the
> question, however.  That would only delay the inevitable and would
> waste a lot of our time to make such a release.

We certainly understand that INRIA has limited resources and cannot
afford the same level of support that a commercial company would

> The priorities are
> 1- get 3.10.0 out of the door

Finally we'll get stack backtraces for native code, which is an
extremely important feature for production systems.  I guess every
OCaml-developer will be happy about that.

> and 2- of course, provide more documentation on the new Camlp4.


Best regards,

Markus Mottl        http://www.ocaml.info        markus.mottl@gmail.com