I’d like to ask the OCaml developers and community a few basic questions about the evolution of the language and standard library.
I’m sorry if I’m asking such basic things, but I couldn’t find clear answers myself.
- Is there an OCaml standard definition (like the ISO/IEC for C)? Wouldn’t such formalization help untie the language and the compiler?
- Is there a roadmap regarding the future of the language? What are the next goals?
- Is there a roadmap regarding the future of the standard library?
- Currently the standard library is missing some features and there are multiple implementations that extend and replace it:
Wouldn’t it make much more sense to unify the efforts and provide OCaml with a comprehensive standard library with “batteries included” (like Python)?
I’m considering OCaml for some of my projects, but I have the feeling of moving on a shaky and fragmented ground.