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From: Hugo Schmitt <hugows@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why don't you use batteries?
Hi

I installed the Haskell Platform because there was a binary for win32, and
didn't installed Ocaml Batteries for the same reason: "You may download the
source tarball from the Forge [1], read the on-line API documentation [2] or
the extended release notes [3]."

Cheers,
Hugo

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Philippe Wang <philippe.wang.lists@gmail.com
> wrote:

> I am not sure my answer is relevant, but here it is :
>
> The ratio
> (time needed to install&learn&use it) / (time saved)
> has to be interesting (close to zero).
>
> For me, at the moment, this ratio is close to infinite.
>
> However, I do hope to use it someday.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Philippe
>
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Edgar Friendly <thelema314@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > It seems like batteries' adoption isn't quite as thorough as expected.
> > We in the batteries devel team would love to know why you don't use
> > batteries.  Here's some of our guesses:
> >
> > 1) I *do* use batteries
> > 2) It's not 1.0 yet, I'll try it then
> > 3) It makes my executables too big
> > 4) It's too hard to install (dependencies, godi failures)
> > 5) It's difficult to compile against
> > 6) It doesn't work on my platform
> > 7) It uses camlp4
> > 8) Other (please explain)
> >
> > Respond in public if appropriate, respond directly to me if you want.
> > Now's a good time to think about where batteries is going and how it's
> > getting there.
> >
> > E
>
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