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Compiler feature - useful or not?
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Date: 2007-11-15 (16:54)
From: Martin Jambon <martin.jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Compiler feature - useful or not?
On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Jon Harrop wrote:

> On Thursday 15 November 2007 13:48, Jacques Carette wrote:
>> Personally, I think the best situation would be if camlp4 were
>> unnecessary.  But there is a lot of PL research to be done before that's
>> possible...
> How much more PL research do we need to tell us that OCaml is crying out for
> a "try .. finally" construct?
>> - It splinters the language into dialects.
> Fork the OCaml distribution instead of using camlp4.
> There are now thousands of OCaml programmers dying for trivial additions like
> this,

As far as I know, nobody has died yet.

> many of whom would contribute if they could and a single forked dialect
> would improve in practical terms much faster than the current OCaml is.

That's only a theory. You sound like OCaml is the worst language on the 
planet, while many people here think that it's the best.

Adding gazillions of extensions to the core language could just kill it. 
I'm sure you know that.

Back to work...