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Date: 2002-03-21 (09:09)
From: Warp <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The DLL-hell of O'Caml
> Conclusion for OCaml?  Forget about binary compatibility, binary-only
> distributions, versioning, and all that.  All we need for OCaml
> libraries is source distribution, a standardized re-building procedure,
> and a place to record cross-library dependencies, so that everything
> that needs to be recompiled when something changes can be recompiled
> automatically.  Something like a source RPM or Debian package, or a
> BSD port.

So, do we need to forget about any commercial usage of OCaml ?
In fact, commercial usage needs real "closed-source" libraries where only
bytecode files are distributed. Such libraries should be able to evolve , by
adding new functions into the interface, and to be loaded with signature
checking at run-time. Does the OCaml team don't plan at all to add such
feature ?

Nicolas Cannasse

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