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Date: 2004-08-31 (09:06)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-compiling OCaml
On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 02:05:58AM -0700, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > >
> > > Well, speaking as a Windows-centric guy, I'd rather people just put
> > > their time into good Windows support.  I realize that the
> > > Linux / mingw
> >
> > What for ? It is boring, the tools are subadequat, and any
> > try to compile a
> > nice ocaml/lablgtk app for windows too resulted in no more
> > than a major time lose.
> I already explained why I'm stuck with Windows.

Only because you chose to, nobody is ever stuck with windows.

> But to offer a different philosophical take: Linux is boring too.
> *Programming* is boring.  I only care about the artistic results, the

Well, in linux at least it just works, you have the right tools for doing real
development and so on.

> games I could make via programming.  I'm interested in tools that make
> it all less painful.  Emphasis on *less* painful.  There's still plenty

Just go over and develop under linux, and cross compile. doing this in windows
is order of magnitudes more painfull, as you noticed.

> > Well, but i guess the majority of caml developers are
> > compiling under linux, so ...
> So, to me that's a problem to be solved.

No its not, that is how it should be.

> > And things will probably change drastically from your
> > current perceived situation over the next 5 years or so.
> Would be plenty happy to discuss it on ocaml-biz.
> http://cgorski.org/mailman/listinfo/ocaml-biz_cgorski.org

Sorry, no time for that. But let's have a followup to this 5 years from now.


Sven Luther

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