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Re: Bug#479238: ITP: res -- OCaml library for automatically resizing contiguous data structure

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 08:44:57AM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 12:27:29PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Please change this to a package name that is less generic, and
> > conforms with other OCaml library packages. 'libres-ocaml' would be
> > better.
> This is the source package name, as in all ITPs, not the binary package
> name. No OCaml package has a source name like libFOO-ocaml, they all
> have *binaries* called libFOO-ocaml-dev.
Well, we run into the same thing with the Debian Perl Group.  For
instance, take the CPAN module Relative.pm.  Should the source package
be called relative?  That would be far too generic.  The binary package
is definitely called librelative-perl.  But then, so is the source
package.  Having a different name from upstream has never been a
problem.  In fact, for something like language libraries, especially
when they originate from some sort of common language repository like
CPAN or CRAN or whatever if OCaml has something similar, it is probably
good to have some sort of common naming scheme.



Roberto C. Sánchez

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