[ocaml-infra] [Caml-list] Concurrent/parallel programming

Ashish Agarwal agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 22:57:19 GMT 2014

Regarding the need for a wiki, why not create a new Parallel Programming
page under tutorials [1]. A "tutorial" can be as simple as listing the
libraries available and a brief description about the high level goal of

Note ocaml.org is now almost entirely written in Markdown. A new page can
be written quite easily, see for example The Basics tutorial [2].

[1] http://ocaml.org/learn/tutorials/

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:

> On 8 Jan 2014, at 22:13, Yotam Barnoy <yotambarnoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Regarding a place to share ideas, it seems like it would be very useful to
> have an official ocaml wiki. Haskell has this and it's a huge help. In
> fact, I would say haskell development would be greatly hampered without it.
> There's so much information that's relevant to more than one library ie.
> doesn't fit in any particular library's documentation. It wouldn't be too
> hard to set up a wikimedia instance on ocaml.org, would it? Alternatively
> it should be pretty easy to set up something on wikia. This wiki would also
> be a great place to describe the conceptual implementation of the compiler,
> which is again what haskell has.
> We do have a fledgling service for "domain-specific" conversations, in the
> form of lists.ocaml.org.  In fact, we set up a "wg-parallel" mailing list
> last year, but never announced it for various reasons.  This seems like a
> good time to advertise its existence:
> http://lists.ocaml.org/pipermail/wg-parallel/
> (note that if anyone else would like an archived list on lists.ocaml.orgfor a project or community group, then please do drop a line to
> infrastructure at lists.ocaml.org to request it)
> Regarding other services on ocaml.org, we (the "infrastructure team") are
> happy to set them up, but please bear in mind that they all come with a
> maintenance burden.  Dealing with security issues, backups, software
> updates, outages all take up time, and I confess a preference for sipping
> martinis and hacking on code instead of sysadmin work. Jeremy and Leo got
> tired of waiting for me to set up the wiki too, and started:
> https://github.com/ocamllabs/compiler-hacking/wiki
> If you follow the links through there, there is a 'compiler internals'
> page that would be good to contribute to, and you (or anyone else) is
> extremely welcome to add more information on topics such as parallel
> programming libraries there.  I think we could have a decent stab at a
> wiki.ocaml.org by backing it against a GitHub repository, and not have to
> do any special hosting for it at all (the OPAM web pages work in a similar
> fashion at the moment).  But for now though, I'd recommend focussing on the
> problem at hand (parallel programming) and getting some information down
> somewhere, and less on the lack of a central wiki.
> -anil
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