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Re: [Caml-list] Wishes for an easy install of Ocaml

Happy New Year,

On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 11:31:36PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 04:20:37PM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 05:54:11PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > What about installing tuareg by default in the ocaml-core or whatever
> > > meta-package, and have it ask a debconf question at priority medium about
> > > which of the two emacs bindings should be used ? 
> > 
> > What about ditching the core emacs support and just including tuareg
> > mode instead, since (no offence to whoever wrote the core support)
> > tuareg's much better.
> The core stuff is part of the ocaml package upstream, while tuareg is not. I
> am no emacs user, but i somehow don't feel well for removing the core emacs
> mode.

I think the best way to handle this is using the debian alternatives
system (see update-alternatves(8)), plus providing some information
how the user can override the alternative choosen by the system
administrator. When using alternatives tuareg-mode should have
priority over caml-mode.


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