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Date: 2003-07-19 (12:38)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI (was: CTAN/CPAN for Caml (COCAN ...?))
Am Sam, 2003-07-19 um 14.18 schrieb Fernando Alegre:
> I use Debian and I am happy, thank you very much, but that's good enough
> for me. I guess RedHat/Suse/Mandrake users think similarly, and windows
> users... get what they pay for, sorry.

I.e. nothing. Debian is the only distribution with good O'Caml packages
I know. From a common point of view this is a very unsatisfactory
situation, because Debian is not the world.

> Packaging is off-topic. The on-topic problem is module naming. If I want
> to use two packages in my program, but both have a module called Stuff,
> I have a problem. Current workarounds:

I would say this is a minor problem, and not even a technical one. Why
don't you ask the developers to rename their modules?

> 1) Use -pack to wrap all package1 modules under Package1, and all package2
>    modules under Package2. Problem: -pack uses a cmo instead of a cma. So,
>    many unnecessary modules might be linked into my program. This affects
>    compilation time and size, but it should not affect run time.
> 2) Manually rename some modules. Problem: Each time I upgrade, I have to
>    do the renaming again. Time-consuming.
> The on-topic question is: Is there something better that the OCaml developers
> could provide without taking them too much effort? User-only solutions are
> not going to make it.

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany 
gerd@gerd-stolpmann.de          http://www.gerd-stolpmann.de

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