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Re: opam-repo-dev now less useful

On 11 Feb 2013, at 11:00, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:

> On 11 Feb 2013, at 10:27, Richard Mortier <Richard.Mortier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
>> that's probably handy. also useful to be able to easily pull source for 
>> some/all the dependencies of a package when setting up to try and do some 
>> development. maybe just an easy way to output all the deps and their source 
>> urls?  (just in case, e.g., it turns out i already have those trees -- seems 
>> that letting opam start to magically manage my dev environment might be a 
>> step too far... :)
> That's too magic for now.  Once a feature goes into OPAM, it can't ever leave 
> easily, so minimal steps!

agree :)

> But some variation of `opam info lwt -f available-versions` is probably what 
> you want.  We could expose the dependencies via that and make it suitable for 
> scripting. 

yes- just getting the data out in an easily parsable format would be 

> There's a git-like extension mechanism built into OPAM, which is that 'opam 
> foo' will execute 'opam-foo' if the sub-command isn't known.  Much of the 
> workflow stuff can/should be shell scripts  that just call OPAM commands and 
> glue them together.

oh, cool. that works then.



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