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Date: 2000-02-25 (17:13)
From: skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: Portability of applications written in OCAML: C stuff
Alan Schmitt wrote:

> Now if you would be so kind as to explain what better solution you
> have compared to makefiles, I'm all ears.

See my previous email. I have no end of problems installing
things (in general) as source. Ocaml is a pleasant exception,
it is very easy to build.

BTW: please think about configuration management and installation for
a second: it is well known to be a nightmare on all systems.
Specialists are employed by most companies with more than few boxes
just to keep them running and maintain the software configuration.
I think it's obvious on reflection that this is a really difficult
problem, and there really has to be something a lot better than
make and friends.

John (Max) Skaller,
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