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[ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library
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Date: 2007-09-25 (23:34)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: Cherry-picking modules (was Re: [ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library)
On 25-09-2007, Daniel Bünzli <> wrote:
> Le 25 sept. 07 à 21:30, Mike Furr a écrit :
> Having to install them not only puts a burden on potential users, but  
> it also puts a burden on me when I suddenly start to hack my project  
> in another environment which has not all the dependencies installed.  
> In the end I think module integration makes me loose less time  
> because once the build system is setup I have to think about it much  
> less at later times. The alternative solution of embedding the whole  
> libraries is the start of bloat. It also hides the real dependencies  
> which makes it harder for new commers to approach the code base.

I think you should take a look at godi! (which allow you to
download/install all your dependencies at once).

There is also linux distribution which have a good support of ocaml
languages (debian/redhat...)

I hope that a debian package will be released soon!

Anyway, embeding any external code into your project is a nightmare for
security/maintenance in the long term... I would avoid this solution if
i want things that doesn't have problem.

Sylvain Le Gall