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From: Dave Mason <dmason@s...>
Subject: Re: possible solution to [Caml-list] The DLL-hell of O'Caml
>>>>> On Tue, 5 Mar 2002 08:58:31 +0100, "Mattias Waldau" <mattias.waldau@abc.se> said:

>> ``dynamic load via http (including https) with local cache''

> That is a simple enough idea that could work for pure O'Caml code.

> How can we handle Ocaml-code that depend on C-libraries, like PCRE? 
> Any ideas?

For our purposes, the Ocaml code could call the infrastructure to get
it to load the C library before it tries to access the C code, or to
build the original executable with the libraries we need.

> Will it handle different versions of the same library? Can I have
> two versions of the PCRE simultaneously?

I think that would be very difficult to arrange.  Again, for our
purposes, the downloadable modules would come from single site, so we
will arrange for the libraries to be consistent.

../Dave
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