[opam-devel] [opam-dockerfiles] Bytecode only switches

Jeremy Yallop yallop at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 10:18:08 GMT 2016

On 9 February 2016 at 10:09, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2016, at 22:07, Daniel Bünzli <daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch> wrote:
>> Having seen a worrying trend of people submitting package with ad-hoc installers made out of Makefile targets that will fail in various fashions on more constrained switches, I think it would be good to have at least one distribution with a bytecode only switch. This would ensure that packages are able to build in such constrained environment.
>> Bytecode only switches are useful for ocaml language/runtime/compiler researchers and to use OCaml on more esoteric platforms that lack native-code support.
> Agreed -- I run into this frequently when porting to OpenBSD PowerPC, and it's much easier to fix it as we go along.
> Would anyone have time to put together an OPAM bytecode-compiler-only switch for 4.02.3?  I can create the base packages easily then.

Here's a switch which supports ocamlc, but not ocamlopt or ocamlc.opt:

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