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Date: 2004-04-05 (07:51)
From: Dustin Sallings <dustin@s...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)

On Apr 2, 2004, at 23:43, Kenneth Knowles wrote:

>>> .. hmmm .. but i actually want to use the CVS version of Ocaml
>>> rather than an official release .. is there a way to tell GODI
>>> about using CVS instead of FTPing a tarball?
>> [mumble something about gnuarch making the world a better place]
> [mumble something about DARCS being a generalization of the same 
> concepts with a
> fraction of the complexity]

	I'm hoping to get darcs built so I can play with it soon.  The main 
point is decentralizing all of this stuff so people can work on new 
concepts without losing track of head-of-line (or anyone else's 

	My point is that arch was designed to solve problems like the above.  
darcs seems to have a lot in common with arch (but doesn't seem to have 
as mature of an implementation).  In a cathedral vs. bazaar 
conversation, it seems that making the bazaar possible with tools 
designed for a cathedral makes contributions more difficult, thus less 

	This is the second message regarding darcs I've received.  I was 
actually interested in darcs before finding arch, but had problems 
getting it built.  I'm interested in trying it again, but it's going to 
take something amazing to get me to switch the majority of my code.  :)

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