[mercury-users] library distribution?

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Dec 6 19:51:37 AEDT 1999

On 06-Dec-1999, Robert Ernst Johann JESCHOFNIK <rejj at cat.cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> I was just wondering - does anyone think it would be worthwhile to have a
> distribution of just the mercury runtime and standard library available in
> binary format from the website? If/when the time comes that people start
> releasing software written in Mercury, I'm sure people won't want to have
> to download the whole compiler just to run some funky new program they
> got.

In the long term that is certainly a good idea.

In the short term, there is a simple work-around: users who want to 
distribute their applications can just ship executables with the
Mercury libraries statically linked.

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