Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of January 26 to February 02, 2010.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/7a921528c042e436#Tiphaine Turpin announced:
I'm pleased to announce the first release of the Format syntax extension for Ocaml: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/frs/download.php/360/format-1.0.tar.bz2. Format is basically a quotation-style printf, i.e., it defines quotations for building strings and writing to buffers, channels, and formatters, with data being inserted through antiquotations rather than subsequent arguments. Here is a list of features: - Format can be used to write to strings, buffers, channels, and (with a limited efficiency) formatters. - Format expressions are (mostly) compiled rather than interpreted (less overhead). - All Printf formatting instructions are supported, except %a (but %t seems more natural in this setting anyway). - Conditionals and iteration are available. - Type errors are more readable than with printf. - Errors should be correctly located (both in formats and inside anti-quotations). - Also works with Ocaml Batteries with out_channel -> 'a IO.output (no integration with the "prefixes" of batteries).
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the Caml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocamlcore.org/. Transparents OPA: http://dutherenverseauborddelatable.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/transparents-opa/ Batteries Included 1.0.1 released: http://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=526 Format: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/format/ subsets for reference: https://mancoosi.org/~abate/subsets-reference
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