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Date: 2009-09-24 (12:58)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OC4MC : OCaml for Multicore architectures
On Thursday 24 September 2009 13:39:40 Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 12:52:24PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> > The next steps are to get oc4mc into the apt repositories and build
> Uhm, I'm curious: how do you plan to achieve that?

Good question. I have no idea, of course. :-)

> AFAICT the patch is only against 3.10.2, and in Debian we're at 3.11.1.

Philippe, is it feasible to bring your patches up to date wrt OCaml?

> Thus far, we have never had support for more than one version of OCaml
> at a time. If it were worth we can surely consider that, but the current
> uncertainty about OC4MC future doesn't seem enough to justify that.

Fair enough. I think this is the single most important development OCaml has 
seen since its inception so I would personally drop OCaml in favor of oc4mc 
even if it meant reverting to 3.10.2.

There is also the issue that this is x64 only...

> So, the real question is: is OC4MC going to be ported to mainline OCaml
> and support in the future or not? If the answer is "no", I don't see it
> arriving in Debian anytime soon.

Yes, that would be ideal. Pretty please, Xavier? ;-)

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.