[ocaml-platform] Bytes

Gabriel Scherer gabriel.scherer at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 21:01:23 BST 2016

 > That looks like overkill to me, why don't we simply have a package that
is up-to-date with the latest version of the compiler ?

Are you suggesting that released versions of base-bytes would be silently
modified at each stdlib release to incoporate new functions? What is (in
your idea) the process to follow when a new stdlib version is released with
additional functions in Bytes? (As happened in 4.03)

On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Daniel Bünzli <daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch>

> Also even more confusing there's actually a `base-bytes` package in the
> OCaml OPAM repository.

This is actually a good idea, as it lets people announce a dependency on
the base-bytes package instead of using a lower bound constraint on
findlib. In particular, it is very important to have that if you want to
smoothly move base-bytes out of findlib as a separate package in the future.
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