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Date: 1996-07-19 (15:56)
From: Ian T Zimmerman <itz@r...>
Subject: Re: ocamldep

In article <> Xavier Leroy
<> writes:

> > Hello everybody. I have been having a little trouble with the Dependency 
> > Generator ocamldep that comes in the Windows 95 version 1.01 of O'Caml. 
> > The reference manual says that the typical use of ocamldep should be 
> > something like this:
> > 
> > 	ocamldep *.mli *.ml > .depend
> > 
> > The problem is that ocamldep doesn't seem to recognize the *.mli and 
> > *.ml arguments

> Well, the Objective Caml sources come from a Unix background, where
> wildcards (*.ml) are expanded by the command shell and the commands
> receive an already-expanded argument list. One day I may add
> command-line expansion in the Objective Caml start-up code, but
> don't hold your breath.

> > and I have to list explicitly all of my project files but 
> > I get a "line too long" error from the line command interpreter. (a 
> > MS-DOS window).

> I thought Win32 finally raised the length limit on the command line
> to some reasonable value like 4k. At any rate, you can always split
> the call to ocamldep thus:

>         ocamldep [some files] > .depend
>         ocamldep [more files] >> .depend
>         ...

> Also, a "for" loop may work, for instance
>         for %i in (*.ml) do ocamldep %i >> .depend
> (that's probably the wrong syntax, but you get the idea).

I strongly recommend to the original poster to get djgpp, or at least
the 32 bit perl binary made with djgpp.  The syntax Xavier suggests for
a loop won't work with COMMAND.COM, and you'll have a VERY VERY hard
time finding one that does.  COMMAND.COM is a shell from hell (rhyme
unintentional) or rather from the early 60's...

                  I When the dead are left to bury the dead,  I
                  I the living remain alone.  Arthur Koestler I