[Fedora-packaging] Re: native code incompatibilities vs byte code incompatibilities

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Fri Jun 15 11:53:40 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:19:30AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:02:31AM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> > OK, I see the point now.  I had assumed -- wrongly -- that the hash of
> > a.cmo would change in this case, but it does not.  So we need a
> > version of ocamlobjinfo which can handle *.cmx files as well.
> Right, that's our issue to. Maybe now we are two different large
> distribution we have more power to go and ask INRIA for this?
> Julien: can you refresh our memory about the tool (IIRC) you spotted in
> the OCaml sources able to extract info from *.cmx files?
> > There is another problem with ocamlobjinfo too.  See:
> > http://groups.google.co.uk/group/fa.caml/msg/f2c3e9e8cfa628b3?hl=en&
> > 
> > In Fedora we have avoided this by having a list of modules in the
> > standard library which we just ignore (Asttypes, Outcometree and
> > Cmo_format so far).
> Ok, maybe we can keep it on a shared wiki page to ease of maintenance?

Yup, I don't mind.


Richard Jones
Red Hat

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