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From: luther@m...
Subject: Re: problem with ocamlmktop -output-obj
On Thu, Oct 15, 1998 at 07:22:43PM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > I have encountered a problem while trying to build a toplevel
> > (ocamlmktop) linked with
> > - external C code and
> > - ML code compiled as a C object (-output-obj and implicitely -custom).
> > I have no problem when I build an ordinary batch (non-toplevel) program.
> > Is this a limitation of the system or I am doing it wrong ?
> 
> Toplevels need access to their own symbol table, and they look inside
> their executable file to find it.  The symbol table information is not
> available if -output-obj is selected.
> 
> A regular bytecode executable file is composed of several sections:
> code, data, symbols, and debug info.  Currently, only the first two
> are available when a C object is generated instead of a regular
> executable file.
> 
> For the same reasons, you can't debug a Caml program built with
> -output-obj.

Je pense que j'ai un probleme similaire.
I think i have a similar problem.

Je veut utiliser plus d'un source ocaml embarque dans du C.
i want to use more than one ocaml source file embedded in C.

donc je prend l'exemple de la doc, j'ajoute un other.ml contenant :
so i take the example, and add an other.ml file containing :

        let my_format_result n = Printf.sprintf "Result is: %d\n" n
		
et modifie mod.ml comme suit :
and modify mod.ml as follows :

	(* File mod.ml -- some ``useful'' Caml functions *)
	
	    let rec fib n = if n < 2 then 1 else fib(n-1) + fib(n-2)
	
	    let format_result n = Other.my_format_result n
		
	(* Export those two functions to C *)
	
        let _ = Callback.register "fib" fib
        let _ = Callback.register "format_result" format_result
					
et a la compilation j'ai le probleme suivant :
and when compiling i have the following error :

	ocamlc -custom -output-obj -o other.o other.ml
	ocamlc -custom -output-obj -o modcaml.o modcaml.ml
	Error while linking modcaml.cmo: Reference to undefined global `Other'

Est-il possible de compiler plusieurs source ocaml, en une librairie .cma par
exemple, puis de faire un -output-obj de celle-ci ? Est ce que cela resoudrait
le probleme ? Ou alors dois-je creer un fichier source geant, et transformer
mon other.ml en module Other = struct (contenu de other.ml) end, eventuellement
automatiquement ? Pas tres joli, mais cela marche.

IS it possible to compile more than 1 caml source, as a .cma library for
example, and then embedd it in C code ? will this solve my problem, or should i
do alone giant caml source file that include all other source files as modules
?

Amicalement,

Sven LUTHER