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From: Luc Maranget <luc.maranget@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Possible bug in module and class?

> I'm using O'Caml in an industrial project. Of course, I'd 
> like to make sure that I give my customers the most stable 
> environment possible. As more and more bugs are found and 
> fixed in the CVS version, the temptation to upgrade from the 
> official distribution becomes stronger. But is the CVS 
> version usually more or less buggy than the official distro?
No one can tell, but an important point is that the CVS version is
unstable by nature.

> I know this is a very diffucult question, and that it is 
> much easier to answer, "Try and it, and if you find a bug, 
> report it." Yet, I would like the developers to take a stand 
> on the use of the cvs source. Do you encourage widespread 
> use? Do you encourage use only for testing purposes?
By using the CVS version you help the developpers, not your product.
If I were you, I would be selfish!

Of course in the long run helping Caml is helping yourself, but I
assume  you are coding for food and that you eat every day. 

> I ask because I would like to stick with official 
> reccomendations, rather than experimenting on completely 
> unknown grounds.

I am no industrial.

But for hevea I stick to the following guidelines.

- Always develop with the current distributed version.
- Avoid new features as much as possible.
- I check hevea at every compiler release.
- I case of bug I favor work-arounds in my code over enforcing upgrade (at
least until the next official Ocaml release).

I do not think my statement can be considered ``official'', just
common sense.

> Alex

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