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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.


Sven Luther

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