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From: Shawn Wagner <shawnw@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 04:16:28PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:

> 
> This remains a reason that the C Extlib has not been packaged, since it
> would conflict with the pure OCaml Extlib.  I even e-mailed the author
> of the C package, and he refused to rename it.  I could upload that, and
> the FTP masters might possibly even accept it, but it would be
> uninstallable on any system that uses the pure OCaml Extlib.  That would
> be sure to generate some bug reports that could lead to the removal of
> the new package (and would certainly prevent it from being released).
> 

I don't understand why my Extlib, which has, as far as I know, been around
in one form or another for a lot longer than the other one, and is far more
actively maintained and updated, is the one some people think should be
renamed.

Even if one or the other was renamed, you still couldn't use them together,
because they have some modules with the same names. And both have conflicts
with other libraries you might want to use (Camomile, for example). Insert
standard whine about needing namespace support.

-- 
Shawn Wagner
shawnw@speakeasy.org

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