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Re: Bug#494488: ITP: polyml -- Standard ML implementation

On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 11:45:49PM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

> * Package name    : polyml
>   Description     : Standard ML implementation
>  Poly/ML supports the full version of the language as given in the
>  "Definition of Standard ML (Revised)", generally known as ML97.  As
>  well as being extremely fast and efficient implementation of Standard
>  ML Poly/ML provides several additional features.  There is a foreign
>  language interface which allows dynamically linked libraries to be
>  loaded and functions within them called from ML.  An X11
>  interface using Motif is available.  There is also a symbolic debugger
>  for Poly/ML.

Your definition assumes the reader knows what Standard ML is. Most of
them don't. Please include something like the following paragraph in the
long description (taken from Wikiepedia):

 Standard ML is a general-purpose, modular, functional programming
 language with compile-time type checking and type inference.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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