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[Caml-list] notes about ocaml-3.0.4 on mac os x 10.1
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Date: 2001-12-17 (14:17)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] notes about ocaml-3.0.4 on mac os x 10.1
> + The interactive runtime reports that dynamic loading isn't supported 
> on this platform.  Given the way the Darwin team was mucking with the 
> mechanism for loading dynamic libraries in OS X while 3.0.4 was in 
> development, I'm not surprised.  (My understanding is that it should be 
> pretty stable with 10.1 and beyond.)

We've been quite conservative with dynamic loading, enabling it only
on platforms where we know for sure that it works.  We'll see if the
dynamic loader in MacOS 10.1 is standard enough to be used.

> + The opt.opt make target in ocaml-3.0.4 encounters a mysterious failure 
> with camlp4.  If no one on the Caml team has seen it, I'll happily help 
> track it down.

It's a known issue with the PowerPC code generator in ocamlopt.
We'll work around it at some point.  Right now, just don't do "make opt.opt",
it's optional anyway.

Thanks for your feedback,

- Xavier Leroy
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