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Re: opam and myocamlbuild.ml files

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 07:13:09PM +0100, Richard Mortier wrote:
> On 17 Jul 2012, at 18:27, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> > On 17 Jul 2012, at 17:52, Richard Mortier
> > <Richard.Mortier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> >> 
> >> On 17 Jul 2012, at 10:35, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> >> 
> >>> Good question.  We could move to only generating the setup.ml for
> >>> stable releases, and not for the working copy.  The diff spam is
> >>> really irritating when bug bisecting...
> >> 
> >> agree; at risk of repeating in other mail- could we even just move to
> >> oasis being a dependency and let opam handle it?
> > 
> > Could do; but that would require different OPAM files for dev and
> > releases. Just needs someone to make sure that works...
> hm- don't follow. why does that require different opam files?
> (perhaps a more general question here is- what's the difference in
> concept between dev and release versions of an opam package?)

A release package would ideally not require a dependency on OASIS, as its
designed like autoconf: the autogenerated files only need an OCaml

So I was thinking that the dev packages would call "oasis setup" before
invoking make (to generate the ocamlbuild plugin), and released packages
would have that done already, to reduce the source dependencies for people
not using OPAM (which, believe it or not, is most people).




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