Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of August 01 to 08, 2006.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/402103036959acf3/2aea3412312d2c58#2aea3412312d2c58Guillaume Rousse asked, spawning a huge thread you may read at the archive link:
I'd like to have ocaml support in autotools (autoconf + automake), to avoid heavy code duplication between several projects (at least ocmalimages and activedvi). Autoconf support is quite simple to do, and even already done (I easily found reference to http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/ftp/ocaml/misc/configure.in. But instead of loosely distributing those macros in a custom package, as currently done in Debian, I'd like to submit them directly to autoconf maintainers (with some modification, and with author's agreement of course). They are OK for this, provided there is some prior consensus in ocaml community first, to avoid continual macro change request of course. Automake support is more complex, but apparently someone already tried it, as discussed at http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2003/12/c9bf9f5d4423a9259f12ccc805fe4c1 http://sourceware.org/ml/automake/2003-12/msg00153.html I'd be interested in current status of this effort before further investigation. Comments ?
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/f2d25d14bba464ef/58b4786ecd3592ab#58b4786ecd3592abContinuing an old thread, Daniel Andor said:
I've used LACAML with band-diagonal sparse matrices, and it worked very nicely. There's also CamlFloat: http://math.ucsb.edu/~lyons/camlFloat/ although I have never used it. Looks enticing...
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