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Date: 2004-01-29 (09:38)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] PostgreSQL-OCaml 1.0.1
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:21:31AM +0100, Markus Mottl wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 07:32:18PM +0100, Markus Mottl wrote:
> > > complete library for accessing the PostgreSQL-database. This library
> > > builds on Alain Frisch's previous interface (postgres-20010808).
> > 
> > This sentence doesn't clarify an issue: is this library supposed to
> > supersede Alain's bindings or to be a fork?
> I actually haven't asked Alain yet what he thinks about it :-)
> Since I currently need PostgreSQL-bindings, I just took his version and
> adapted it to my taste. The interface was hardly documented (its most
> serious shortcoming), which usually prevents libraries from widespread
> use so I also did that.
> Alain hasn't changed anything in three years so I suppose this library
> would otherwise have been unmaintained anyway?
> There is hardly anything left to add to this library so there are no
> foreseeable major changes. The new additions and cleanups also do not
> make such a big difference. If Alain wants to add or change anything,
> he will still recognize the code and can do so easily. I'd say it's safe
> to use the new version...

BTW, I wonder if the alioth ocaml project could also be a place for
hosting upstream stuff like this one ? For information, alioth is a
sourceforge like infrastructure for hosting debian related projects.


Sven Luther

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