[Fedora-packaging] FESCo notes on OCaml guidelines change

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Sat Mar 15 17:32:29 UTC 2008

On Sat, 15 Mar 2008, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 17:46 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> Or use "abi" instead of "personality", if nothing else it's shorter to
>> type and covers the same idea.
>> What the spec etc syntax for that would be I dunno, maybe just
>> "Requires: foo%{_abi}" which would expand to foo(<abi name>), eg
>> foo(ppc32). Or something like that.
>> Does that make sense to others, or am I just out to luch as usual? ;)
> Well I like personality because it does match other things that are
> trying to express the same thing.
> I don't like abi because we're already using that for things like
> python(abi) to express a certain level of ABI from an application stack
> rather than a CPU.

Agreed, "abi" is bad, it's much too overloaded with different meanings in 
several domains. I'm not hung about "personality" either, but at least 
it's a good example of the kind of term I'm shopping for.

 	- Panu -

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