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Date: 2007-09-26 (08:17)
From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: Cherry-picking modules (was Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library)

Le 26 sept. 07 à 09:03, Maxence Guesdon a écrit :

> You might be interested in caml-get:

Yes, I mentioned it in my email. This is a good idea and something  
along this line would be useful. But before I start using it, it  
should drop its dependency on cameleon, integrate well with  
ocamlbuild (both should be thought and designed toghether) and make  
it in the standard distribution.

I also think it should be simplified. I'd take the module as the only  
atomic unit. This would avoid things like trying to reimplement the  
notion of signature and interface in comments (@cgtype,@cgname). For  
me such a tool should *just* allow me to get modules, keep track of  
their origin, version and license. The tool should not try to look  
into modules or hack them by appending snippets of code to other  
modules (I don't really care for the "little" functions, I care for  
reusable abstractions). As for the distribution, in the simplest  
case, it should be as easy as putting a .ml and .mli file on a web  
server with an approriate @cgversion and @cglicense in the comments.