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|0001254||OCaml||OCaml general||public||2002-07-20 19:15||2012-01-25 15:12|
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|Summary||0001254: add filename extension with -pack option|
|Description||Full_Name: Charles Martin|
Version: 3.04+15 (2002-06-18)
OS: FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE-p1
Submission from: adsl-63-195-80-23.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net (18.104.22.168)
These are minor notes on the -pack option:
It would be nice if -pack checked the filename extension on the -o <file> and
reported an error if it did not match (.cmo or .cmx, depending on the compiler),
or added the proper extension automatically if there is no extension specified.
Doesn't -pack imply the -c option? That should be documented...
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-pack and -c are mutually exclusive and this is mentioned in the docs.
Automatically adding extensions is a bad idea in general. File names should always be as specified by the user.
It is not a good idea to report an error when the user specifies a non-standard file name. When the user knows what he's doing, we don't want to get in his way.
We are left with the suggestion of outputting a warning when the "wrong" extension is given for the output of a -pack. I don't think it's worth the trouble: if you get a cmo file with the wrong extension, there is not much you can do with it by mistake.
|2005-11-18 10:13||administrator||New Issue|
|2012-01-25 15:12||doligez||Note Added: 0006796|
|2012-01-25 15:12||doligez||Status||acknowledged => resolved|
|2012-01-25 15:12||doligez||Resolution||open => won't fix|
|2012-01-25 15:12||doligez||Description Updated||View Revisions|
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