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Re: MLton (SML compiler) bootstrapping



Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>>> "AG" == Adam Goode <adam spicenitz org> writes:
> 
> AG> It looks like the solution was to provide a special one-time
> AG> source package with binaries for all 3 platforms inside.
> 
> Yes, this was used for fpc and cmucl as well.  This method works well
> and has the added benefit of not require any overworked admins to
> manually handle the procedure.
> 
> Keep in mind that packages are immediately available to the
> buildsystem as soon as they're built, so you can get your packages
> done without the special source package ever making it out to the
> mirrors.
> 

Excellent! I hadn't realized that... but it makes sense. Thanks!


Adam


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