|findlib name of camlzip||Ashish Agarwal||8/13/12 9:10 AM|
We notice the trunk version of camlzip has a new oasis file, which is great. However the findlib name has been set to "zip", as where we've always had it installed as "camlzip" (we install with godi). What should the name be? Should we stick with the name the godi package has been using for many years, or is there a good reason to change it to "zip"?
|Re: [Godi-list] findlib name of camlzip||Ashish Agarwal||8/13/12 9:46 AM|
I do agree that using a "caml" or "ocaml" prefix is not a good idea. It is redundant. If you're using these libraries, you already know you are using OCaml. In this case, backwards compatibility is probably a good idea, but it seems like there's no consensus on that if Debian and GODI have been doing it differently.
Thus, we could go with what we consider to be more correct, which I think is "zip".
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Hezekiah M. Carty <h...@0ok.org> wrote:
I've asked the same question before. Debian has apparently always had
|Re: [biocaml] Re: [Godi-list] findlib name of camlzip||Christophe TROESTLER||8/13/12 12:48 PM|
On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:46:26 -0400, Ashish Agarwal wrote:
> [...] Thus, we could go with what we consider to be more correct,
> which I think is "zip".
> > If "zip" is the name in the official repository then itI concur — we should respect upstream decisions...
|Re: [biocaml] Re: [Godi-list] findlib name of camlzip||Ashish Agarwal||8/22/12 11:40 AM|
So it seems most people agree that the findlib name should be "zip". How should make this fix? If we change the godi package, software expecting the name "camlzip" will break. Is there a good solution within godi to support both names, while marking "camlzip" as deprecated?
|Re: [biocaml] Re: [Godi-list] findlib name of camlzip||Sebastien Mondet||8/22/12 11:52 AM|
The godi-zip package could (easily?) add Gerd's backwards-compatible solution ?
(i.e. a second findlib directory called "zip" with a META file containing one line
I've been testing it, everything is perfect with it.
|Re: AW: [Godi-list] [biocaml] Re: findlib name of camlzip||Christophe TROESTLER||8/23/12 11:49 AM|
On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:29:13 +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> Am 22.08.2012 20:52:10 schrieb(en) Sebastien Mondet:
> >> If somebody wants to change godi-zip, please go on, and install the
> second META file. (I can do it too but not before the weekend.)
If you or the package maintainer can upload a new version during the
weekend, that will be nice! Maybe it is the "camlzip" directory which
should have the "redirection" META to emphasize the transition to the
fact that "zip" is now the official name — the other one being kept
for backward compatibility.
|Re: [Godi-list] [biocaml] Re: findlib name of camlzip||Christophe TROESTLER||8/27/12 11:33 AM|
On Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:25:10 +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 23.08.2012, 20:49 +0200 schrieb Christophe TROESTLER:
> >> > fact that "zip" is now the official name οΏ½ the other one being kept
> > for backward compatibility.
> I did this change (for 3.12 and 4.00), even to the detail that the
> archive name is now zip.cm(x)a, and no longer camlzip.cm(x)a. I hope
> this does not cause problems.
|Re: [Godi-list] [biocaml] Re: findlib name of camlzip||Christophe TROESTLER||8/27/12 11:36 AM|
I am planning to remove the code to take care of that issue. Probably
|Re: [Godi-list] findlib name of camlzip||Ashish Agarwal||8/28/12 6:59 AM|
I second the idea of having good names for libraries, and making the names consistent across archive files, the findlib package name, the godi package name, etc. For something like this to stick, we would need a well written proposal that is discussed on the main list, and then placed somewhere visible (such as in the ocamlweb project, currently served from ocaml-lang.org).
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Adrien <camar...@gmail.com> wrote: