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Date: 2008-01-30 (12:01)
From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
Excerpts from jon's message of Wed Jan 30 11:43:55 +0100 2008:
> On Wednesday 30 January 2008 10:18:14 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> > OCaml in Debian has a lot of problems. I have talked about openly
> > during the meeting. You can find my slides on the wiki, if you want more
> > information about it.
> >
> Yes. Thanks for the link.
> > In this case, i was talking about dealing with repository/metadata.
> > Which is something about package management and not OCaml in Debian. I
> > just suggest using a ftp repository and putting a VCS field in the
> > metadata.
> Sure. I don't see a clear preference for either myself.
> > >> and don't let people going into endless discussion about Git being
> > >> faster than Darcs -- but less useful than Hg.
> > >
> > > Debian have also failed to resolve this.
> >
> > I never participate to flameware. But i have seen many on Debian lists,
> > and think it is a waste of time. Just like people on this list when they
> > also go into flameware...
> Flamewars may be a waste of time but I don't see that as a flamewar. The idea 
> of using software written in Haskell (darcs) because OCaml has none and 
> Haskell is a related language seems nice but several darcs users have said 
> here that it is really broken and unusable. I've never used it myself but 
> I've certainly heard that a lot elsewhere and few people use darcs anyway.

Users  that  consider  darcs  broken and/or unusable are not darcs users, they
perhaps  tried  it, that's all.

IMHO  they've  applied  the  "correction  before  optimization"  principle.  A
principle that we often spread in functional programming community.

Nicolas Pouillard aka Ertai