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Date: 2004-04-15 (17:39)
From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GODI vs. Ocamake
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 03:10:26AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 02:00, Kenneth Knowles wrote:
> > > 
> > > [script]
> > 
> > Do you see how you are doing the same work as autoconf, but in a language other
> > than m4/shell? 
> It's the whole POINT of presenting it!
> you can write the tools you need and integrate them in a
> SINGLE unified language. And remove the depenencies
> on things like Make and Autoconf .. which don't really
> work anyhow.
> [Say no to autoconf]

Ranting against autoconf is off-topic and uninteresting.  I'm not talking about
autoconf, I'm talking about the paradigm of even having a "configure" phase to
the build.  I support it, and *don't* think it is a good idea to create your own
from scratch each time.  Thus, ocamlconf, a support library for writing
configure scripts in O'Caml.

By the way, "Make" works perfectly; it is a domain-specific programming language
with a clear specification that it meets.  It just doesn't do what you want it
to, so let's drop that rant as well, and try to be a bit more productive.


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