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From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] What do you like or dislike in Cabal?
Excerpts from Gabriel Kerneis's message of Wed Jan 30 13:00:10 +0100 2008:
> Hello everybody,
Hello,

> to clear things up a bit, could you please tell what you like and
> dislike in the Cabal system?
> 
> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Cabal
> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell/Packaging <= this one is
> particularly interesting, I think.
> 
> Please, assume that any tool described in these pages is plain Ocaml
> instead of Haskell, just to avoid useless flamewars.
> 
> To my mind, the main weakness is that it doesn't provide (yet) a simple
> way to install Cabal packages. This is the target of cabal-install.

That's  right.  But  from  a developer point of view, that's not the priority.
Doing it this order would works for OCaml too.

> Would you like such a system for Ocaml? If yes, I think we can manage to
> make it suit our needs. If no, what would you change?

I would perhaps avoid the custom language approach and use a plain OCaml file.
However that's the only drawback I came up with.

-- 
Nicolas Pouillard aka Ertai