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Date: 2002-10-15 (05:32)
From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CDK with Ocaml 3.06 (fwd)
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 10:25:51PM -0700, Chris Hecker wrote:
> >But the -pack option is not yet standardized, and not used in much
> >cases, it seems to me.
> It's brand new, so give it time (and we need to get it working on windows, 

It was in since 3.04, wasn't it ?

> but that's close to solved now).  Is there a problem with it that you're 
> implying, or just that it hasn't taken off yet?

Just that it is not used yet. You know from previous threads that i
strongly advocate its use for all libraries, including pervasives, the
standard library. This is for namespace control, not distribution.

> >> Of course, if something like apt would just work for us (on all 
> >platforms,
> >> source and binary), then that would be excellent and we should just start
> >> using it.
> >it will never just work, it 'just works' on debian, because of the
> >debian maintainers who do the work of making sure the packages work.
> No, I just meant could we use the apt executable and data formats and not 
> have to write any code that fetches files or checks dependencies and 
> whatnot?  In other words, would it save time to try to use it, or is it 
> totally hard-coded to debian?

Well, apple uses it (for darwin) so there should be no portability
issues. But then, i would have done a ocaml reimplementation, which
would allow to do some more advanced stuff, like checking for external
dependencies, which are not packaged. This cannot be done with the
standard dpkg/apt.

> >I don't have time to work on this though :(((
> Me neither, at least not for a year.

Same here.


Sven Luther
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