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From: Gerd Stolpmann <gerd@g...>
Subject: Re: What is CPAN? (was: Re: [Caml-list] Hoogle for Ocaml)

Am Donnerstag, den 03.12.2009, 21:21 +0000 schrieb
rixed@happyleptic.org:
> > > (1) A network of redundant mirrors which means you can always get the
> > > tarball you need, even when the original site is down:
> 
> If I understand correctly, GODI site does not store any of the source
> tarballs, but the makefiles download the sources directly from their
> respective home, does it ? Can't we use the MASTER_SITE_BACKUP make
> variables to have one or several backup sites ?

There are backups, e.g. http://godi-backup2.camlcity.org/


> > > (3) An excellent search tool:

What's wrong with GODI search? (Other than that it isn't comprehensive.)

> 
> Ok.
> 
> > > (4) A central namespace registry for Perl modules.  Once someone has
> > > the name 'Net::FTPServer', if you want to write an FTP server, you
> > > know you need to give it a different name.
> 
> Ok ; unfortunately no such authority is required to name the few
> (compared to perl) ocaml libraries.
> 
> > > (5) A testing network.
> > > (6) A place where you can browse everything that Perl supports:
> 
> That would be nice to have in Godi as well.
> 
> > > (7) A command line tool to download and install CPAN modules:
> 
> I like godi_console (despite laking fancy colors :-), although I'd
> like a simpler command line tool to be available as well.

You can also use godi_console as command-line tool, try godi_console
-help.

Gerd
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