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Date: 2007-11-22 (09:37)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Camlp5 release 5.03
On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 05:19:48PM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> If you had a package which depends on camlp4 in 3.09.3, you need to
> modify it so it compiles with OCaml 3.10.  An alternative which
> doesn't involve modifying your package is to install camlp5.

That's not true. Camlp5 had its normal evolution as a software project
and, as it happens to avoid hindering software evolution, has also
introduced non backward compatible changes. In several case it is simply
not a drop-in replacement for the camlp4 pre-3.10.

Still, the non backward compatible changes are (in my experience) well
documented by Daniel, and it's easier to forward port applications from
camlp4 pre-3.10 to camlp5 than to make the jump from camlp4 pre-3.10 to
camlp4 3.10.


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