Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of 25 November to 02 December, 2003.
A very interesting interview of Robin Milner can be found here: http://nick.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~martinb/interviews/milner/ Here is an excerpt directly related to Ocaml: Q: If you look at something like Ocaml, which I think is currently the most advanced dialect of ML, it is the first such language that is pragmatically viable. You can use it do do most things other than low-level programming. Are you surprised at what it looks like, what's in it, what's omitted? Is it how you expected it to be? For example you have modules and objects, although these two concepts overlap significantly. R: I think that's a wonderful story of how a language can evolve and still remain very robust. But carrying rigorous semantics through that evolution would be very difficult and that is something we will have to solve for future languages. I think Caml is a terrific success because it shows that a language which began as a theoretical undertaking can nevertheless achieve what any engineering language can also achieve.
> I'm trying to write a simple parser (below) but I've problems parsing > tag-like keywords. Probably this is a problem related with the lexer. > does anybody know a solution that doesn't imply heavy modifications to > the (Genlex) lexer ? Genlex module parses just the ocaml syntactic categories, tags you're trying to parse are not one of them. You can try ulex or the former, I've never looked at the details but I'm pretty sure it can do what you want since they are used to parse XML documents. (See http://www.cduce.org/download.html or the debian package "ocaml-ulex").
This is just a message to announce a new domain in the Caml/OCaml Humps, "Languages analyzers", dedicated to tools and libraries useful to analyze other languages, like B, C, ... And by the way, we're always glad to add references to the Humps, so do not hesitate to indicate us new libraries, tools, ..., for your favorite language, or developed with it. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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