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Date: 2007-11-01 (15:45)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 12:46 +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 11:00:24PM +1100, skaller wrote:
> > No they couldn't. The Cathedral would never let them.
> Ridiculous - they could have done a friendly fork of the code.  Code
> could have been shared both ways between the OCaml-on-dot-Net and the
> OCaml-native compilers.  

Sure, like code is shared between Ocaml and all the clients that
write code that the Ocaml Team doesn't want.

There's a reason for that: the Ocaml team has limited resources
to maintain their code base, they draw a line around it because
it is primarily a research vehicle.

> They chose _not_ to do that.

I thought MS is a member of the Ocaml consortium.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net