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Date: 2003-07-20 (23:12)
From: Yamagata Yoriyuki <yoriyuki@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@gerd-stolpmann.de>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] GODI (was: CTAN/CPAN for Caml (COCAN ...?))
Date: 20 Jul 2003 11:55:49 +0200

> What we want to manage is nothing but a database of top-level
> modules, and we want to find a way to uniquely identify every row of the
> "modules table". Currently, the rows have only two fields: "name", and
> "contents". My suggestion is to introduce further fields, like "author",
> "organization", maybe even "version" and so on. So a module can have a
> set of attributes:

Honestly, I am not very inclined to publish my personal information
along with libraries....  It is better (for me) if modules are
specified by their checksum, or signatures (with some syntax sugar).

BTW, all collisions really occurred are between modules not available
from users.  This kind of problem can be solved if we can make
"private" modules completely invisible from the outside of packages.

Yamagata Yoriyuki

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