Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of October 09 to 16, 2012.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-10/msg00043.htmlLilian Jean BESSON announced:
I'm publishing today some files to improve syntaxic coloration for OCaml sources (.ml .mli) using the GTK SourceView library. Gedit and Gobby are popular text editor which use GTK SourceView for syntaxic coloration, and my two files (ocaml.lang and naereen.xml are in the archive sent with this email) can be used with them to give you one of the best OCaml sources syntaxic coloration ever ! If you are not yet conviced, take a look at my page https://sites.google.com/site/naereencorp/tools/gtksourceview (those file are also attached to the message), which aims to show some of improvement done by my modifications. Detail concerning installation and personalisation of the color profile naereen.xml are given there (sorry for non-french users, this page is not yet translated in english). Some improvement are steel experimental, like OCamlDoc format balises in ocamldoc comments. Moreover, the language file ocaml.lang can give ideas to improve the other popular syntaxic coloration solutions : VIM, Emacs, PyGmentize, nano, caml2html, or also Jota Text Editor for examples. If those two files appears to be useful for one of you, I'll send theme to GTK SourceView developpers, hopping they will be include in the next versions of GTK SourceView 2 and 3.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-10/msg00044.htmlAndreas announced:
This post announces the creation of a godi distribution for windows. "Wodi" differs from the official godi distribution in the following ways: - it ships binary packages for windows (32- and 64-bit builds). You don't need to compile ocaml and often used libraries from source. For convenience, there are also packages for often used external c-libraries (pcre, tcl/tk, gmp, gtk, ... ). - a gtk-based gui for package management that hides the cygwin shell and the godi console from casual users. - patched source packages and build instructions for windows. More details: http://wodi.forge.ocamlcore.org/Deep in this thread, Andreas said and Edgar Friendly replied:
> godi-zip is indeed broken. I've updated godi-zip to version 1.05 and > hopefully fixed it. On this note, I realize that I have not announced to this list that camlzip has released version 1.05 with findlib support (and an official findlib package name). There are no changes to the library code, just an extra line in the makefile for installing with findlib and a simple META file.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-10/msg00045.htmlFrancois Berenger announced:
For those living on the edge of source-based installers for OCaml software and libraries, this e-mail is just to let you know that a Parmap package is available in the OPAM repository (https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam-repository). Thanks to Thomas Gazagnaire, Roberto Di Cosmo and maybe others who contributed!
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2012-10/msg00048.htmlBob Zhang announced:
I have moved Fan into github now (https://github.com/bobzhang/Fan). What's Fan? We see that a lot of computer scientists are creating languages to target their domain, but creating a language is itself a domain, Fan is targeted at this domain. Yes, Fan is targeted to compiler domains. Fan aims to make creating a language easier. Fan is a successor to Camlp4, which was mainly developed by Daniel de Rauglaudre and Michel Mauny, and later was largely renovated by Nicolas Pouillard. Fan is way more faster than Camlp4, generally 100 times faster (bootstrapping using native version only takes 4s in my machine) and Fan has a very robust bootstrapping system compared with Camlp4. Fan has all the features that Camlp4 provides and much more. Currently Fan is not usable, (so users should still stick to Camlp4 for one year or two) mainly because the API is un-stable, yet. But I would be happy to hear feature request. I am open to pull request. No documentation yet, but there's a link to the previous talk I gave http://www.lexifi.com/ml2012/slides_panel_hongbo.pdf
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/. dose has a new git repository and mailing list !: https://mancoosi.org/~abate/dose-has-new-git-repository-and-mailing-list OCaml-RDF 0.2 is available: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=862 "Godi for Windows"-Homepage online: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=864 mingw-builds 1.1.rc1: http://caml.inria.fr/cgi-bin/hump.cgi?contrib=823 two simple tips to speed up ocaml compilation: https://mancoosi.org/~abate/two-simple-tips-speed-ocaml-compilation Delimited overloading 0.8.15: http://caml.inria.fr/cgi-bin/hump.cgi?contrib=678
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