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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Dynamically evaluating OCaml code
On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 03:35, John Goerzen wrote:

> Yes.  That would make sense for a lot of things.  The Humps are already
> fairly usable for finding things, but installing them can be a different
> matter.
> 
> I have to think twice before using things not in the standard library
> for code that others will run because I must consider the complexity of
> setting them up.  Some libraries don't compile out of the box on systems
> that lack ocamlopt; others require various amounts of Makefile hacking
> to see correct paths, etc.

With this I agree entirely. My policy is "NO THIRD PARTY LIBRARIES".
I'm quite happy to build and install them for my own use
but I can't figure a way to simultaneously redistribute them,
whilst at the same time not having to be responsible for
maintaining them (quite apart from licencing issues).

Guess I'd be happy to use 3PL's when the packaging/retrieval
mechanism (such as GODI) was itself part of the standard distro.

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