Here is the latest OCaml Weekly News, for the week of February 16 to 23, 2016.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-02/msg00074.htmlSimon Cruanes announced:
I released bigstring.0.1 yesterday, a small module for dealing with bigarrays of chars. It used to be part of containers, but is useful on its own for low level IO, mirage, etc.; hence the split. The license is BSD-2-clauses. Code, issues, etc. can be found at https://github.com/c-cube/ocaml-bigstring , and contributions and criticism are welcome.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-02/msg00085.htmlSébastien Hinderer asked and Richard Jones replied:
> With Coccinelle we distribute your Dumper module. > > I just noticed that the version we have is quite old and produces > warnings when compiled. > > Is it okay if we distribute a modified version of the code to fix those > warnings? Yes. I'm not sure if it was ever licensed properly, but I'm willing now to (re?)license it under a liberal 3 clause, no advertising requirement, BSD license: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:BSD?rd=Licensing/BSD#New_BSD_.28no_advertising.2C_3_clause.29 This is pretty close to "do what you like with it". I'm CC-ing this to caml-list to put this in the public record. > Is there a more recent version of the code available? Not as far as I know, but if you search for "dumper.mli" you will see many copies in different places, so I suppose you'll have to go check if people have added useful features that you want.Sébastien Hinderer said, Gabriel Scherer replied, and Richard Jones said:
Sébastien Hinderer: >> Okay. I think we are fine with what we have, at the moment. >> >> So there were two warnings, one about an unused "open Printf" and one >> about an unused variable. >> >> The attached version of the module fixes them. >> >> I may also get rid of the "open Obj" statement and qualify all the >> references to this module as I fnd this style more clear. Gabriel Scherer: > This "dump" code has lived on in Extlib (to which Richard > participated, I believe), and is also part of Batteries. I know that > ygrek, Extlib's current maintainers, has done some fixes to it (I > think we ported them into Batteries), so you may want to look there. Richard Jones: Ah I see you are right. I actually checked extlib before posting that, but forgot that it was not a standalone module but added to the 'Std' module, here: https://github.com/ygrek/ocaml-extlib/blob/master/src/std.ml What I said about the licensing of my contributions still applies (also 3 clause BSD & LGPL are compatible, so that's fine).
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