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From: Alan Schmitt <alan.schmitt@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CDK support
* Jacques Garrigue (garrigue@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp) wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Talking of the CDK, wouldn't it be better to move it to a more
> standard framework using findlib and ocamldoc ?
> 

Why not. I'd need to look at findlib. I should have some time free in a
few months (famous last words ;-)

> While I'm interested in this effort, requiring downloading and
> installing of the whole CDK before being able to use any of its
> functionality seems an hindrance, particularly when your architecture
> is badly supported by the CDK, and you have to patch your way out.
> 

It's true the cdk needs some way to do package management.

> Also, it should be easy to write makefiles that work both with and
> without the tools installed. Well, findlib might be a requirement,
> since its functionality is basic enough. A patch on the compiler is
> completely impractical when I have to recompile several times a week.
> 

If you're talking about a tool that might use the cdk, it's easy (that's
active dvi case). If you're talking about a library that might be
integrated in the cdk, then I think this is related to the package
management issue, and it's a more difficult problem.

> Cheers, and hoping for an even better CDK.
> 
> Jacques

Alan

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