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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] inconsistent assumptions over interface Pervasives
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 12:14:01PM -0700, Karl Zilles wrote:
> I've just upgraded to 3.07, and I'm recompiling some of my code that 
> depends heavily on libraries.  It seems that code compiled with earlier 
> versions of the standard libraries is not compatible with code compiled 
> under 3.07:
> 
> "The files /usr/local/lib/ocaml/pervasives.cmi and 
> /usr/local/lib/ocaml/site-lib/pcre/pcre.cmi make inconsistent 
> assumptions over interface Pervasives"
> 
> This is not a problem for me right now, since I have source to the 
> libraries I'm using, but it seems like it would be a problem if people 
> distribute commercial libraries for OCaml.

That is the problem with commercial distributions, and the people doing
commercial distributions of stuff should be prepared to pay the price of
it (that is recompiling when there is a new ocaml release). Doing otherwise
would be unhonest to your customers, but then this has not stopped
people from doing so over the past, altough with the advent of open
source, i guess that less and less customer will be willing to purchase
software in these conditions.

Friendly,

Sven Luther

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