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Date: 2009-09-24 (14:52)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OC4MC : OCaml for Multicore architectures
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 09:55:53AM -0400, Mike Lin wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> > So, the real question is: is OC4MC going to be ported to mainline OCaml
> > and support in the future or not?
> Recalling how mainline had us waiting like 5 years for native exception
> backtraces, and then another like 3 years for the ability to access the
> backtrace within the program, I most certainly hope NOT :)
> (Nothing personal to INRIA, I work on academic projects and well know how
> these things go, it's just not the most awesome maintenance schedule for
> one's main PL)

But the result you are anticipating will actually mean low acceptance of
OC4MC among "common" users, possibly close to 0. All "mainstream" ways
of distributing OCaml (both .rpm and .deb distros, GODI, ...)  are
regularly switching to most recent versions of the compiler.

The only people being able to stay to 3.10.2 to benefit of OC4MC will be
industries which fixed their developed on a specific version and do not
plan to change.

Or am I missing something?

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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