Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of May 13 to 20, 2008.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/e095762001b66bc6/c92942667fe4d502Greg Meredith announced:
It's that time again. Our growing cadre of functionally-minded north westerners is meeting at the The Seattle Public Library University Branch 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E. Seattle, WA 98105 206-684-4063 from 18:30 - 20:00 on May 28th. *** Note the change in venue *** Agenda JP has graciously offered to give a talk on darcs we also need to continue to fill the talk pipeline Hope to see you there.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/c84509f1a9b58476#Richard Jones announced:
I'm pleased to announce the first stable release of bitmatch, version 1.0. We have a NEW home page: http://code.google.com/p/bitmatch/ Bitmatch adds Erlang-style bitstring matching and construction syntax to OCaml. It makes parsing binary files, formats and protocols exceptionally simple. It has numerous features including 1-64 bit integers, strings, efficient subsets of bitstrings, big- and little- endianness, signed and unsigned types, variable-width fields, and fields with arbitrary bit-level alignment. You might also want to check out our tool virt-df which uses bitmatch to parse a wide variety of disk formats: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-df/ The source code for the diskimage library is a good place to see bitmatch in real world usage: http://hg.et.redhat.com/virt/applications/virt-df--devel?cmd=manifest;manifest=64ac2a858070b95bc02445b9bb966786e84bebe7;path=/lib/ Bitmatch is available under the GNU LGPL version 2 or later with the usual OCaml linking exception.
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