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Date: 2008-03-05 (12:36)
From: Bünzli_Daniel <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OSR - "Batteries included" - Standardizing syntax extensions and extra libraries

Le 5 mars 08 ŕ 12:41, Alain Frisch a écrit :

> Some of the issues that need to be addressed:


I will add :

- What's the relation of this project to the package distribution  
system we talked some weeks ago ?

I have absolutely no interest in this "Batteries included" thing, I  
like to select the packages I use and have an absolute distaste for  
pre-processor hacks. I think priority should go in simplifying/ 
standardizing module distribution/construction and their dependencies  
accross platforms. Good packages will eventually emerge from this  
system and you may then flag some of them as  Duracell® packages or  
what not. But a developer-oriented, non-monolithic package  
distribution mechanism needs to be devised first. This discussion  
seems premature to me, it already calls for too much infrastructure,  
agreeement and manpower. I also suspect that with an easy to use  
distribution system this "Batteries included" thing just won't be