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Date: 2004-12-27 (16:48)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Wishes for an easy install of Ocaml
On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 04:18:07PM +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 12:04:33PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 09:58:58AM +0100, Philippe Lelédy wrote:
> > > but it is not enough, adding some obscure lines to .emacs is necessary 
> > > b/c the old Caml mode is effective by default but Tuareg is not. Time 
> > > spent to explain that is very counter-productive to Unix new-bies. 
> > > Debian tuareg-mode does half the job by adding tuareg-mode directory to 
> > > emacs load-path, but manual addition of (load "append-tuareg") is still 
> > > necessary.
> > 
> > I'm not an expert Emacs user, but this issue is definitely related to
> > the tuareg-mode debian package.  You can get in touch with that package
> > maintainer and/or file a whishlist bug report against it in order to
> > automate the emacs configuration.
> > 
> > Ralf (or someone else of the debian ocaml maintainer with Emacs skill),
> > could you please comment on this and other emacs related needs which
> > could possibly by automated on tuareg-mode installation?
> We had this dicussion already earlier on this list. At that time we
> agreed *not* to activate automaticallt tuareg-mode for *.ml* files
> since the ocaml package provids another emacs mode for editing
> .ml files. Hence, the decision at that time was that the user shoulde
> decide for himself which emacs mode he wans to use. 

What about installing tuareg by default in the ocaml-core or whatever
meta-package, and have it ask a debconf question at priority medium about
which of the two emacs bindings should be used ? 


Sven Luther