Here is the latest OCaml Weekly News, for the week of January 12 to 19, 2016.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00056.htmlHendrik Tews announced:
I updated otags to OCaml 4.02. You can find it at the usual place http://askra.de/software/otags/ under the usual license GPL v3. Otags reloaded generates tags tables for emacs and vi/vim. The problem with open! is now fixed and otags processes files with module aliases, exception patterns and extensible variants. However, camlp4 and therefore also otags have only very limited support for attributes and extension nodes.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00055.htmlFabrice Le Fessant announced:
I would like to announce a new release of OCPWin, the OCamlPro binary distribution of OCaml for Windows. To test it, follow the links on the page: http://www.typerex.org/ocpwin.html OCPWin is a full OCaml binary distribution for Windows, available for both 4.02.1 and 4.01.0 in 32 and 64 bits. It is distributed as either a Graphical Installer or Zip archives. OCPWin does not rely on Cygwin, and can be used directly from a Windows terminal, or better a Git Bash terminal. OCPWin allows multiple installs on the same computer, each distribution being managed similarly to a switch in opam, using a tool called "ocpwin.exe" (`ocpwin -list `, `ocpwin -install SWITCH`). It is packaged in 3 different flavors: - msvc : a distribution of OCaml relying on the MSVC compilers (Microsoft Visual Studio). All the versions of MSVC since 9.0 to 14.0 are supported, and automatically detected (they can be selected using an env variable called OCPWIN_MSVC). - mingw: it is a self-contained OCaml+MinGW distribution, where MinGW (a gcc for Windows) has been minimized to only contain the strictly needed files for OCaml; - full-mingw: it is a self-contained OCaml+MinGW distribution, with a full MinGW distribution; Note that even MinGW flavors can be configured after installation to use MSVC instead of MinGW. The changes also include using "ocpwin.exe" to register OCPWin in the user PATH variable, instead of NSIS, to avoid the PATH-corrupting bug that previous versions have suffered from. Both graphical installers and zip archives use this new capability. Support of MSVC has been tested by successfully compiling the last master branch of wxOCaml ( http://www.typerex.org/ocplib-wxOCaml.html ) for all binary versions of wxWidgets, version 3.02 ( https://github.com/wxWidgets/wxWidgets/releases/tag/v3.0.2 , VC 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0). See the README.ocpwin file of wxOCaml.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00057.htmlAnton Bachin announced:
I would like to announce the release of Markup.ml, a pair of streaming, error-recovering parsers for HTML and XML. Usage is simple, like this: (* Pretty-print HTML, with error correction. *) open Markup channel stdin |> parse_html |> signals |> pretty_print |> write_html |> to_channel stdout and (* Show up to 10 XML errors to the user and abort early. *) let report = let count = ref 0 in fun location error -> error |> Error.to_string ~location |> prerr_endline; count := !count + 1; if !count >= 10 then raise_notrace Exit string "some xml" |> parse_xml ~report |> signals |> drain While still providing an easy basic interface, the parsers are non-blocking and can be readily used with threading libraries such as Lwt. For example, if "s" is a char Lwt_stream.t: (* Assemble HTML into a tree asynchronously. *) type html = Text of string | Element of string * html list Markup_lwt.lwt_stream s |> parse_html |> signals |> Markup_lwt.tree ~text:(fun ss -> Text (String.concat "" ss)) ~element:(fun (_, name) _ children -> Element (name, children)) >>= (fun tree -> ...) The parsers detect input encodings automatically. Everything is converted to UTF-8. Markup.ml aims at standard conformance. See the conformance status . Modulo any bugs, Markup.ml should already be highly conformant, the only significant missing pieces being the two error recovery algorithms listed for HTML (Markup.ml already performs the rest of HTML error recovery). The library can be found here: https://github.com/aantron/markup.ml To install: opam install markup Documentation is at: http://aantron.github.io/markup.ml Apart from ordinary improvements to the library, there are several possible avenues of future work: - An HTML5/XHTML polyglot serializer. - Parsing of XML doctype declarations for a validation library built on top of Markup.ml. - An Async interface (mainly just applying a functor, but I am not experienced with Async at the moment). - Factoring out the stream and I/O portions of Markup.ml into their own library or libraries. Bug reports and contributions are greatly appreciated. This work was prompted by Lambda Soup. That library could use a good, modern HTML parser, and several people also commented on the need. Markup.ml depends on the excellent Uutf by Daniel Buenzli. I'd also like to thank Daniel for giving useful early feedback on the library in the last couple of days. Regards, Anton : http://aantron.github.io/markup.ml/#2_Conformancestatus
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00066.htmlHannes Mehnert announced:
the first MirageOS hackathon will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. 11th-16th March 2016, more information at http://marrakech2016.mirage.io Everybody who wants to help improving MirageOS (a library operating system written in OCaml) is welcome. We have reserved accommodation with full board, Internet is available, ... If you like to attend, please register by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a sneak peek at some potential future features of the Ocaml compiler, discussed by their implementers in these Github Pull Requests. Fixes bugs in stack unwinding metadata https://github.com/ocaml/ocaml/pull/408 Make Obj.is_block an inline OCaml function instead of a C primitive https://github.com/ocaml/ocaml/pull/427 OCAMLPARAM option passed using a configuration file https://github.com/ocaml/ocaml/pull/428
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the OCaml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocaml.org/. Psellos: OCaml for iOS 9.2 http://psellos.com/2016/01/2016.01.man-out-of-time.html
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