[ocaml-platform] Is it taking too long for OCaml software to become 4.03-compatible? Would release process changes help?

Sylvain Le Gall sylvain+ocaml at le-gall.net
Thu Jun 30 07:43:43 BST 2016

Le jeu. 30 juin 2016 à 03:56, Alain Frisch <alain at frisch.fr> a écrit :

> I've to say that I'm also a bit scared by the inflation of dependencies
> across packages, including for relatively core packages that could
> themselves potentially block many others.  It's not because OPAM makes
> it easy to depend on external packages that it's always a good idea to
> do so.  As an example, see
> https://github.com/ocsigen/js_of_ocaml/blob/master/opam, and this does
> not account for transitive dependencies, which include e.g. oasis (whose
> own dependencies are themselves a bit scary).

OASIS 0.4.7, next version to be released, will kill the scariest
dependencies of all (camlp4 and ocaml-data-notation). Some simple packages
will remain (ocamlify and ocamlmod).
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