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Date: 2004-05-21 (18:29)
From: Nicolas Cannasse <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Proposal for separate compilation
> Hello list,
> I'd like to get feedback on a suggestion to modify the way OCaml
> handle separate compilation. I already mentioned that proposal to
> Xavier and Jacques.
> What do people think about the proposal ?

To put it simple, and if I understood correctly :

Right now the linking lookup is done on a name basis, with an additionnal
MD5 check. Your proposal is to make a lookup on a (Name+MD5) basis. This way
you can have overlapping names that differs only by MD5.

That looks simple and nice, since it corrects two problems at once :
- module name overlapping
- versionning : having several versions on the library installed or packaged
into the same CMA would be ok this way !

Where can I vote for ? :)

Nicolas Cannasse

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