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Re: [Caml-list] The DLL-hell of O'Caml
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Date: 2002-03-12 (00:01)
From: Jeff Henrikson <jehenrik@y...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] The DLL-hell of O'Caml
> In O'Caml replacing library X by a newer version usually means that
> all libraries Y that depend on X must be recompiled. And there is no
> guarantee that Y can be compiled at all. I do not see any chance to
> change this, it is a consequence of strict typing.

I don't see this.  I can believe that consequences of implementation choices which have been made prohibit this.  For hypothetical
example, inlining behavior which could not be disabled on public interfaces would be a problem.  (I don't think this particular
thing happens in ocaml.)  But I certainly don't see "a consequence of strict typing."  Can you give a specific example?

Jeff Henrikson

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