[opam-devel] .opam

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Thu Sep 19 13:28:37 BST 2013

On 19 Sep 2013, at 12:43, Roberto Di Cosmo <roberto at dicosmo.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 01:03:30PM +0200, Dagnat Fabien wrote:
> <snip>
>> Share some parts: for example a stable caml shared by several users and keeping
>> the ability to install some libraries or switches on per user basis.
> Indeed, this is something which would greatly help.
> In Python, they have virtualenv for doing this, see
>  http://www.pythonforbeginners.com/basics/python-virtualenv-usage/

Is there any reason storing the contents of .opam in a Git repository
wouldn't work for this?

The biggest blocker with is the lack of support for relocating an OCaml
toolchain to a different directory, so you would need to make this work
with a system compiler to begin with.


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