Re: Bug#322210: [m68k] ocaml-nox: can not be removed
On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 12:56:05PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 12:35:55PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 12:17:45PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 12:00:43PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:14:56AM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:11:45AM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > > > > > I wonder if anyone is using the original emacs caml mode. Everyone I
> > > > > > know uses tuareg mode. Why not just drop the emacs mode from the
> > > > > > ocaml-* packages?
> > > > >
> > > > > I think it's too much a drastic choice to be made by we debian packages.
> > > > > After all the original emacs mode is shipped by upstream and users may
> > > > > expect it to be available in the debian package.
> > > > >
> > > > > A separate package, which is not installed per default when you install
> > > > > ocaml (that mean to me no Recommends on it) is a better choice IMO.
> > > >
> > > > Agreed.
> > > >
> > > > I also feel that upstream may be using it :)
> > >
> > > I don't think that the upstream developers run ocaml from the debian
> > No, but they may like to have it in case they come accross a default debian
> > install.
> > > packages. Anyway, if someone wants to take care of an ocaml-emacsmode
> > > package I won't object.
> > not a separate package, just a separate binary packages.
> Yes, that is what I meant. Maybe this would also be an occassion to
> have an /etc/alternative mechanism to choose a system-wide default
> emacs mode for editing .ml files, as we already discussed it in the
> past. Alternatives would be the original and the tuareg mode. On the
> other hand I am not sure whether users of other ML dialects (sml)
> would be happy with that since, AFAIK, neither the original ocaml
> mode nor tuareg are intended for use with other ML dialects, and since
> others MLs might use the .ml filenaem suffix as well. What do you
They probably can provide their own alternatives then ? Or they can have a
dummy donothing alternative ?