Proposal ocaml guidelines
gemi at bluewin.ch
Fri May 4 11:24:18 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 12:03 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Hans de Goede wrote:
> >> The proposal I mailed to the list yesterday is now available here:
> >> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/OCaml
> > What's the thinking behind removing *.mli by default? Even in packages
> > which are well documented, the *.mli files are the definitive reference
> > for programmers. I think they should always be in the -devel subpackage.
> This is taken from then PLD guidelines, I'm open to changing this. They advice
> to put the mli files (gzipped) in %doc when necessary, but to not ship them
> when there are other docs.
> > Along the same lines I notice that there is no version information in
> > the path. Early on Debian used the major.minor format (eg.
> > /usr/lib/ocaml/3.06/) but they found out the hard way that the *.cmo &
> > *.cmx format can change incompatibly on every release (even bugfixes) so
> > they now put the full version number in the path. See:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00067.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00050.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-ocaml-maint/2005/01/msg00056.html
> Yes, I think that adding version info to the ocaml lib path would be a good
> idea, however the already existing packages don't do this, hence I didn't put
> it in my proposal. This would be something todo at the beginning of the F8
> cycle, if we agree that we want to change this.
Maybe we should open a bug report against ocaml, so we can take the
discussion off this list. Some changes have to be done to that package
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