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Date: 2001-06-14 (15:47)
From: Brian Rogoff <bpr@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml toplevel and readline
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Jacques Garrigue wrote:
> From: John Max Skaller <>
> > I find the ocaml top level 'ocaml' very clumbsy to use,
> > compared with, say, Python's top level, because it
> > doesn't understand line editing. Any chance of optionally
> > building it with gnu_readline?
> But there are plenty of external alternatives: using emacs, using
> ocamlbrowser's shell, using ledit.
> ledit is a tool written in camlp4 by Daniel de Raglaudre
> which allows line editing on any program.
> Linking the editing code of ledit with the toplevel might also be an
> option.

There's also ILE, which is available at one of the OCaml sites. I used to
use ILE, but then I switched to ledit, since I'd like to have an "as much
OCaml as possible" tool chain. But ile is pretty good, and may even be 
on your *nix system already.

-- Brian

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