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Date: 2007-04-02 (19:02)
From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Installation of libraries with ocamlbuild

Le 2 avr. 07 à 20:11, skaller a écrit :

> The caml development team alone does not have the expertise
> to develop such a model in isolation: it requires a discussion
> and feedback from the wider community.

Maybe, maybe not. I find it very usefull they want to tackle this  
problem, so I'd like to encourage them instead of dismissing the idea.

> It is also not viable on multi-user systems, where the admin
> installs Ocaml, but users install libraries.

Agreed. You'd need some kind of lookup PATH.

> I personally think the proper solution is actually SOURCE not binary.
> That is, you install sources .. never binaries. Ocamlbuild uses a
> nominated cache directory for the binaries, and rebuilds automatically
> any libraries required .. including when Ocaml itself is upgraded.

This could be the sketch an interesting solution.