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Date: 2000-06-08 (20:28)
From: Max Skaller <maxs@i...>
Subject: Re: pb with ocamldep
Christophe Raffalli wrote:
> It would be nice ocamldep coud also accept the -pp option to call a
> preprocessor.
> I have some problems with files that are not syntacticaly correct before
> preprocessing !
> So I can not use ocamldep on these files and this is annoying.

FYI: the lack of a standard preprocessor is a minor obstacle to
commercial use.  By 'standard' I mean "supplied with the
main distribution" and the implication is for ease of
configuration, and integration with other tools.

As it happens, the lack of a preprocessor doesn't concern _me_,
since I use a powerful literate programming tool as a code
generator; however, ocamlyacc is annoying, since it isn't so
easy to generate #line directives (and it isn't clear these would
be respected in the generated code). This is mandatory for
use with any code generator (including my LP tool).

John (Max) Skaller at OTT [Open Telecommications Ltd]      -- at work  -- at home