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Date: 2003-07-18 (15:46)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CTAN/CPAN for Caml (COCAN ...?)
On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 09:42:52AM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> There seems to be an informal standard right now. eg. camlimages which
> I've been wrestling with all week:
> $OCAMLLIB/camlimages/ contains the code and names top-level module
> names. To compile you just use ocamlc -I +camlimages ...

Such a standard ensure no safety.

A naming schema should be used for all modules whose interfaces are used
in the final objects against which link to.

Camlimages itself is a good example of this property _not_ enforced
because it is named "camlimages", exports a lot of modules prefixed by
"ci_" but internally uses an "Image" module which MD5 sum is present in
all "ci_" modules.

An "image" module is shipped also by labltk which obviously, being a
different piece of software, has a different MD5 sum and can't be linked
along with camlimages.

A naming schema should be enforced not only for the toplevel library
modules, but for all modules being part of it.


Stefano Zacchiroli  --  Master in Computer Science @ Uni. Bologna, Italy
zack@{cs.unibo.it,debian.org,bononia.it}  -  http://www.bononia.it/zack/
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