Re: "ocaml_beginners":: something close to Perl 'x' operator in OCaml library ?
- Le 25/02/2013 10:01, Francois Berenger a écrit :
> On 02/25/2013 05:56 PM, Sébastien Dailly wrote:This is what I did at home, but I still need Windows at work, and I'm
>> Le 25/02/2013 01:50, Francois Berenger a écrit :
>>>> the library is compatible.
>>> Come on, use OPAM (kind of aptitude for OCaml-related things) !
>>> That's the modern way of installing OCaml software and libraries:
>>> You'll save yourself a lot of time and troubles.
>>> If you are on Debian or related, using the system-available
>>> packages is also a smart way.
>> I did not succed to compile Opam nor install opam in cygwin, so I
>> continue with plain old method wich consist of compiling the package I
>> need manually.
> If you have the freedom to do so, why not move away from Windows
> for your OCaml project(s)?
not free for that…
>I confirm, Opam works fine on Debian, and is definitively better than
>> Also, Debian is not a good exemple, with the outdated ocaml version
>> (ocaml 4 is in experimental, but all ocaml packages depedencies are
>> stick with ocaml 3.12), outdated batteries, and no planification for
>> updating the packages…
> But I'm quite sure OPAM compiles fine on Debian.
> It does on Ubuntu (I installed a recent OCaml via ocamlbrew:
the debian packaging system. More generaly, for developement platform,
it's better to not rely with the distribution packaging system : they
install packages for the wide system and not for a specific user, you
can't install the version you wan't and so…
> I think there is a plan (by Sylvain Le Gall) to generate all the ocaml packages for Debian automatically some day from _oasis or OPAM package descriptions.I didn't know for this project. But as said above, I think that
distribution packages are not a good solution for a developpement
system. (But this is another discussion, and not ocaml related…)