[Fedora-packaging] FESCo notes on OCaml guidelines change

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Sun Mar 16 11:09:01 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.

Actually... isn't this thing we're talking about called "instruction set 

 	Requires: foo%{_isa}

Now that'd be a compact, to-the-point technical term which doesn't need 
extra qualifiers to point out we're not talking about anybody's mental 

 	- Panu -

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