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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Smoke Vector Graphics: source code licenses for sale
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 07:28:11PM +0100, Alexandre Pilkiewicz wrote:
> Don't you think the worst problem for the industry is the lack of 
> retro-compatibility ? 
> 
> Between 3.09 and 3.10 (a *minor* version number change), a lot of program 
> using camlp4 stopped compiling. If a company has a 100 000 lines code (or 
> more) to revise just for that, it could be kind of a problem.

Granted, it wasn't OCaml's finest moment, but both Debian & Fedora/
RHEL are shipping the 'old' camlp4 (now called camlp5) along with the
new one.  So commercial enterprises depending on camlp4 from 3.09, if
there are any, shouldn't have problems.

Rich.

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Richard Jones
Red Hat