New ocaml category?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Dec 19 12:29:56 UTC 2017

On Dec 16, 2017, at 19:36, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> There are currently over 300 ocaml packages in devel/
> I would like to create a new "ocaml" category and move them all into
> a top level "ocaml" directory.
> Questions:
> 0) If I am not mistaken, all that needs to be done to create the new
> category is to create the "ocaml" directory. Is there any file
> etc. that needs updating?

Right, you only need to create the directory, move the portfile directories into it, and update the categories line in those portfile. There is no separate file that lists categories.

> 1) I believe it would be appropriate to do the move with a single git
> commit. Is this correct?

Yes, a single commit would be good.

> 2) Should I explicitly add the "ocaml" category to the categories line
> of all these packages at the same time? Or should that be a distinct
> commit?

I would do it in the same commit.

> 3) Many of the packages list themselves as being in an "ml"
> category. Given that OCaml really isn't standard ML at all, I'm
> thinking of removing that category from them. Is that okay?

Needs someone with knowledge of these ports to make that decision. Sounds like you're that person! So go ahead with what you think is best.

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