Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of February 14 to 21, 2006.
Archive: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.caml.general/32240Richard Jones announced:
We're pleased to announce version 1.2 of our weblogs library, for importing and parsing web server logs, and much much more. http://merjis.com/developers/weblogs http://resources.merjis.com/developers/weblogs/Weblogs.html This is released under GNU LGPL + OCaml linking exception.
Archive: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.caml.general/32251Mike Lin announced:
Here's a small bugfix update to "The Whitespace Thing" for OCaml, a preprocessor that uses indentation instead of parenthesization to group multi-line expressions, like in Python and Haskell. Although the implementation approach I used has some limitations, I now use ocaml+twt for all my new code and I recommend it, if you like this code style. http://people.csail.mit.edu/mikelin/ocaml+twt/
Archive: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.caml.general/32238Kai Kuehne asked, Nicolas George answered, and Paul Pelzl added:
Nicolas George wrote: > Kai Kuehne wrote: > > Just a question... I wan't to start programming in Ocaml but it would be great > > if there were a ncurses-binding. I know ocaml-tmk, but there is no release yet > > and it seems that there won't be a release-version. :) > > > > Well.. is anybody here planning to implement a ncurses-binding for ocaml > > or finish ocaml-tmk? > > Hi. I am the shameful author of ocaml-tmk. I can say that for me, the > project is dead: I almost do not write Caml these times, and I have more > pressing things to do. > > I say "shameful" because at least one person proposed to carry on the > project, and I procrastinated my reply. Which makes I must make apologies > for replying so late, which makes me procrastinate more. So today I force > myself to answer. I am really sorry for people who counted on me. I think I may have offered to take over the project at one point... or at least I considered offering. I forget. I maintain two projects that use a slightly-forked version of your curses bindings: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~pelzlpj/orpie http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~pelzlpj/wyrd Since I'm already maintaining that fork as part of those projects, it wouldn't be a big deal for me to set up a minimal website and offer the curses bindings as a separate package. > I am willing to give the project to anyone who wants it, provided he tells > me exactly what I have to do on the Savannah website to change the > ownership, including a possible licence change to include > I-do-not-remember-what Caml-specific exception to the LGPL.. If you do want to hand over the project to me, I'd rather not deal with Savannah. I'd just set up a personal site and let you link to it ("this project has moved..."). > As for your immediate needs: the ncurses binding in the current state of TMK > was working and fairly complete last time I checked. As far as I remember, > the only missing parts are the scanf-like functions and the mouse parts. > What is not complete at all is the widget system on top of that, but if you > only need low-level ncurses functions, you may be lucky. > > On the other hand, the code dates back to just before the coming of > dynalically-loaded primitives. The build system is probably broken with > regard to that aspect. Kai, I'd recommend you grab the curses bindings out of the source code from one of the projects I linked above. They've got a couple of bugfixes that are not in ocaml-tmk, and they've been updated to work with recent OCaml releases.
Archive: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.caml.general/32254Deep into this thread, Richard Jones said:
Before we go too far down the currency track (where I agree, using integers is the way to go), my actual requirement is for a natural OCaml mapping for the PostgreSQL NUMERIC/DECIMAL type: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/interactive/datatype.html#DATATYPE-NUMERIC-DECIMAL The database can define types like NUMERIC(6,4) which means 6 decimal digits in total, 4 of them after the decimal point -- for example, 12.3456 There doesn't seem to me to be a good natural map for this type in the stdlib. Rich. PS. You can find latest progress on PG'OCaml here: http://merjis.com/tmp/pgocaml-0.3.tar.gz I've already converted a few of our bigger programs to use this library.
Archive: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.caml.general/32267François Pottier announced:
This short note is to let you know that Menhir, the new LR(1) parser generator for OCaml, is now available through GODI. If you have installed GODI, just run godi_console and look for the package godi-menhir. More information about Menhir can be found at http://pauillac.inria.fr/~fpottier/menhir/
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