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0006053OCamlOCamlbuild (the tool)public2013-06-27 16:042014-01-21 11:53
Reporteravsm 
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Summary0006053: less verbose flags for ocamlbuild
DescriptionWe're using ocamlbuild and ocamlfind for all of our examples in Real World OCaml, and it's painfully verbose to use:

$ ocamlbuild -use-classic-display -use-ocamlfind -tag thread -pkg core foo.native

...for every single build command. It would be wonderful if a couple of the more frequently used flags could provide shorter alternatives. My ideal command line above would be:

$ ocamlbuild -vf -tag thread -pkg core foo.native

(i.e. map -use-classic-display to -v and -use-ocamlfind to -f, since neither of those can be shortened via alternative mechanisms such as a _tags file)
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avsm (reporter)
2013-06-27 16:28

Another suggestion from Gabriel was to provide an "ocamlbuildf" binary that defaults to -use-ocamlfind. This would also solve our book verbosity problem.

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Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-06-27 16:04 avsm New Issue
2013-06-27 16:28 avsm Note Added: 0009621
2013-07-01 04:48 meyer Assigned To => meyer
2013-07-01 04:48 meyer Status new => assigned
2014-01-21 11:53 doligez Assigned To meyer =>


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