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From: Sven Luther <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Future of Camlp4
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:28:29PM +0100, Daniel de Rauglaudre wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I don't refuse to develop Camlp4, I would be happy to continue improving
> it, fixing bugs and helping users. I just say that, for internal political
> reasons, I want that Camlp4 is distributed separately from OCaml.
> If this condition is accepted, you are going to have the better Camlp4
> I can do, and all requests from users are welcome. If it is not, I
> stop developping it and you are going to get a Camlp4 loosing its
> qualities little by little, because nobody knows Camlp4 like me.
> Therefore, if you want that Camlp4 be good and better, ask Michel
> Mauny from the Cristal Project of INRIA, to accept the separation.
> Camlp4 was developped separately the years before and everything
> went well.

Mmm, if i am not wrong, camlp4 was developped separatedly, but had a
dependency on the ocaml source to build. I don't personally use camlp4,
but i feel that build depending on the ocaml sources is a nightmare for
package maintainers like me. So my personal preference on this would be
to keep it in the ocaml package, or remove it but in a way that imposes
no build dependencies on the ocaml source. That said, it is a long time
ago, and i was not the camlp4 maintainer, so i may be wrong in
remembering that.

Anyway, would you care to give a bit more details about the practical
results of the separation ? What about the streams ?

Is it really not possible to resolv your political differences (with
political, i guess you mean caml politics, not the other ones :)).


Sven Luther
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> Daniel de RAUGLAUDRE
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