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Re: Proposal ocaml guidelines



Hans de Goede wrote:
The proposal I mailed to the list yesterday is now available here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/OCaml

What's the thinking behind removing *.mli by default? Even in packages which are well documented, the *.mli files are the definitive reference for programmers. I think they should always be in the -devel subpackage.

Debian even include *.ml files in certain situations:

$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/ocaml/3.08.3/list.ml
ocaml-nox: /usr/lib/ocaml/3.08.3/list.ml

Along the same lines I notice that there is no version information in the path. Early on Debian used the major.minor format (eg. /usr/lib/ocaml/3.06/) but they found out the hard way that the *.cmo & *.cmx format can change incompatibly on every release (even bugfixes) so they now put the full version number in the path. See:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00067.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00050.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00056.html

Rich.

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