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From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Cherry-picking modules (was Re: [ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library)

Le 26 sept. 07 à 01:33, Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :

> Anyway, embeding any external code into your project is a nightmare  
> for
> security/maintenance in the long term... I would avoid this  
> solution if
> i want things that doesn't have problem.

As I explained I don't think so. In the best case you delegate the  
nightmare to the user. Can you explain exactly where the nightmare is  
with embedding ? If the distributed modules you integrate are  
labelled with a version, I don't see it. The work needed for  
maintenance in the long term is exactly the same, except only the  
developer has to care. As for security updates in ocaml, you cannot  
anyway rely on dynamic linking. Which I see as a good thing, for  
applications dynamic linking creates more problems than it solves and  
should be avoided most of the time (except of course for system  
libraries).

Best,

Daniel