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From: Emmanuel.Chailloux@p...
Subject: [Caml-list] loading files in toplevel

Hello,

For on-line applications,  I want to write a function load  : string -> unit 
which loads  ml files in the O'Caml toplevel.  For example : 

     let choose x = if x < 0 then load "f1.ml" else load "f2.ml";;

 with  
   f1.ml : 
       let f1_succ x = x + 1;; 
 and 
   f2.ml : 
       let f2_succ x = x + 1;;

  My first try was : 

     let load file = Topdirs.dir_use Format.std_formatter file;;

  #  choose 1;;
==> 
  val f2_succ : int -> int = <fun>
  - : unit = ()
  # choose (-1);;
==>
  val f1_succ : int -> int = <fun>
  - : unit = ()

BUT I can't acces to the global symbol f1_succ : 
  # f1_succ;;
==>
  Unbound value f1_succ

This symbol belongs to the toplevel environment :  
   # Toploop.getvalue "f1_succ";;
==>
  - : Obj.t = <abstr>

And this is the good definition : 
  # ( (Obj.obj (Toploop.getvalue "f1_succ")) : int -> int) 1;;
==>
  - : int = 2 

When I trace the function "Toploop.execute_phrase" : 
  # #trace Toploop.execute_phrase;;
==>
  Toploop.execute_phrase is now traced.

the trace output is visible when I use my  function "load" but not when I use 
the directive "#use". 

# load "f1.ml";;
Toploop.execute_phrase <-- true
Toploop.execute_phrase --> <fun>
Toploop.execute_phrase* <-- <abstr>
Toploop.execute_phrase* --> <fun>
Toploop.execute_phrase** <-- <abstr>
val f1_succ : int -> int = <fun>
Toploop.execute_phrase** --> true
- : unit = ()
# f1_succ;;
Unbound value f1_succ
# #use "f1.ml";;
val f1_succ : int -> int = <fun>
# f1_succ;;
- : int -> int = <fun>

When I read the files toplevel/toploop.ml and toplevel/topdirs.ml from the
distribution (3.01) I don't understand why the  directive "#use" doesn't call
Toploop.execute_phrase.

Is there a special mode for the directives? 

Have you any idea?


Best regards...
Emmanuel...  
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