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Re: patch - add an ocaml-interp binary package



On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 07:35:30AM -0800, David Fox wrote:
> I would like to distribute executables in source form like this:
> 
>  #!/usr/bin/ocamlrun /usr/bin/ocaml
>  #load "unix.cma"
>  etc...
> 
> but this requires the ocaml package, which pulls in lots of development 
> libraries like libc6-dev which we don't want on our normal system.  I 
> developed the attached patch to 3.06 which splits out an ocaml-interp 
> package, it would be great for me if this was made part of the normal 
> packaging.  I think it would help promote ocaml as a Perl alternative.

Mmm, not convinced.

Please explain to me the benefit of doing it this way over simply
compiling the needed stuff to bytecode and simply execute it.

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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