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Date: 1996-01-05 (17:25)
From: Xavier Leroy <xleroy@p...>
Subject: Re: contribs

> I've seen several references to caml-light projects which are supposed to be
> found in the /contribs/ subdirectory of the distribution.  In the PC
> distribution, there doesn't seem to be any such subdirectory: does this mean
> that the applications won't run under that implementation of the language,
> or do I have to get the files from some place else (and if so,
> where?)

Most of the contributed packages for Caml Light are Unix-specific,
including the debugger, the Tk interface, the graphical browser,
and of course the "libunix" library itself.

Some libraries (libnum, libstr) and tools (mletags, search_isos) could
probably be made to run under MSDOS with little effort. It's just that
I haven't found the time to do this. Besides, there's not much demand.
(Most serious users of Caml Light on a PC seems to run Linux.)

The sources for the contribs are available in the Unix distribution of
Caml Light, in case someone wishes to do the port.

- Xavier Leroy