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Date: 2003-07-18 (08:14)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CTAN/CPAN for Caml (COCAN ...?)
Richard Jones wrote:

> I wonder if anyone is interested (or opposed) to creating a true
> parallel with CPAN for OCaml code?

It is pointless to consider this UNTIL there Ocaml team
themselves decide on a packaging model.

This means some way of, for example, having
a heirarchical naming model without the top
level having to be a file containing all
the others.

It means some way of finding package and components,
and some way of installing them which doesn't require
either clobbering the main distribution or adding
a path component for every installed package.

I'm sure the team is aware of these issues, there has
been a lot of pressure to solve the problem. However thankfully
they seem not inclined to give a premature solution:
once there is a standard solution we'll all be stuck
with it for a long time.

John Max Skaller,
snail:10/1 Toxteth Rd, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia.

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