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Date: 2007-11-08 (23:08)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Smoke Vector Graphics: source code licenses for sale
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 07:28:11PM +0100, Alexandre Pilkiewicz wrote:
> Don't you think the worst problem for the industry is the lack of 
> retro-compatibility ? 
> Between 3.09 and 3.10 (a *minor* version number change), a lot of program 
> using camlp4 stopped compiling. If a company has a 100 000 lines code (or 
> more) to revise just for that, it could be kind of a problem.

Granted, it wasn't OCaml's finest moment, but both Debian & Fedora/
RHEL are shipping the 'old' camlp4 (now called camlp5) along with the
new one.  So commercial enterprises depending on camlp4 from 3.09, if
there are any, shouldn't have problems.


Richard Jones
Red Hat