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Date: 2003-02-24 (20:28)
From: Basile STARYNKEVITCH <basile@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative proposal: COAN
>>>>> "Francois" == Francois Rouaix <> writes:

    Francois> I think that Benjamin has an excellent point here.  As
    Francois> much as I curse CPAN on a regular basis (e.g. for
    Francois> forcing 5.8.0 on me), I wouldn't even touch Perl or Perl
    Francois> based apps if it wasn't for CPAN and the easiness that
    Francois> it brings for the installation of apps and libraries
    Francois> that have non-trivial requirements.

    Francois> I'd say that the discussions on licences are a waste of
    Francois> time; [...]

Agreed. But some licenses are better than others... (and some core
libraries could have a dual-license if so needed).

    Francois> What could be done is exactly what Benjamin suggests. To
    Francois> some extent, the hump has a few of these
    Francois> functonalities. I'd push for "standard installation
    Francois> procedures" as being part of the minimum. [...]

Regarding installation procedures, I wish that ocamlfind (ie findlib)
becomes part of standard Ocaml. Or otherwise, so similar tools.

I also wish that the standard Ocaml distribution provides the ability
to query the actual installation option, in particular: does Ocaml has
been compiled with pthread support (etc..)?



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