[MLton] MLton rules! (was: filedes = int)

skaller skaller@users.sourceforge.net
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 13:30:25 +1000

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On Sun, 2005-07-17 at 22:24 +0200, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 01:36:22PM +1000, skaller wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-07-16 at 21:25 +0200, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
> >=20
> > > Keep in mind that no one forces people to compile for amd64.
> >=20
> > Huh? I have an amd64 .. so I am 'forced' to compile for it :)
> I also have an amd64, and I happily run both 32bit and 64bit apps.
> gcc -m32 or -m64 is all I need to specify.

That's if you're running a 'micky mouse' application=20
written in platform independent C ...

Umm .. how many real applications are like that??

> If your distro does not have the base libc libraries for both 32&64 bit,
> then it is broken and you should report a bug. MLton only needs libc and
> libgmp, so worst-case you just need to rebuild libgmp for the other.

Of course my distro has both *for some libraries*.

> I imagine most distributions also have libgmp as both since it is a prett=
> vital library. (debian does not, but this is a known issue)

It has a GNU licence which is a good reason to drop it ;(

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>

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