OCaml language support in ports

Stephane Legrand stephleg at free.fr
Sun Jul 30 16:14:30 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 11:27:22PM +0400, Stanislav Sedov wrote:
>         We have a lot of OCaml ports that provides additional language
>         packages for OCaml language. Installing of such pacakge requites
>         a lot of steps, e.g. running ocamlfind utility on install/deinstall
>         with correct enviropment, updating OCaml-specific ld.conf on
>         install/deinstall and other. As result ports become a bit complex
>         and very large. You can see working examples in devel/ocaml-equeue,
>         devel/ocaml-sem etc. This ports do similar work "by-hand" via
>         pmake constructs and pkg-install script.
> 	I have submitted include to support OCaml language recently
> 	(http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=101029).
> ...
> 	It would be nice to have your opinions/suggestions/blames/flames
> 	here. Especially, ocaml-* ports maintainers.
> 	Thanks!


Well, it would be definitely interesting to have a such framework
for the OCaml ports. Ruby, Perl, Python and Tcl already have one,
i can see no reason why to not have one for OCaml.

Stephane Legrand.

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